Mentor Name

Dr. Somi Shin

Course Title

Introduction to Research Methods

Course Number

RSCH 202

Submitting Campus


Student Status


Project Abstract

Not attaining a college degree has become a social stigma and in the aviation industry, it is not clear if having one will lead to higher salary in the long run as compared to other industries. Previous literature does not address the aviation industry specifically but evaluates the general workforce. The purpose of this study is to determine if workers in the aviation industry with a college degree will receive higher salary throughout their career. A survey will be conducted at multiple aviation companies to determine if having a college degree outweighs the years of work experience in the relevant field in terms of salary in the long run.