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Drone Career – Where to Start and How to Succeed

The drone industry is booming and now is a great time to get in and make your mark!

It is rare, and often difficult, to find high-earning industries that are not already oversaturated, but that is where the drone industry is right now. There are enough drone operators out there for industries to respect this skill set but not enough to fulfil all the great career opportunities.

Tips on where to start in the Drone Industry:
(Well, the sky is the limit!)

What Do I Need to Become a Drone Pilot?

To become a drone pilot, you need to take part in a drone training course with a CASA-approved training provider like us. Global Drone Solutions offer CASA Drone Training throughout Australia.

Whether you attend in-person classes or enroll in an online drone course, you need to complete the entire course, pass the final assessments and gain your RePL (remote pilot licence).

Without this, you could be breaching laws if you fly your drone commercially.

If you want to excel in your field, you can even enroll in advanced drone training that takes you far beyond the basics and give you extra skills that set you apart from other job applicants.


Global Drone Solutions can also assist if you want to start a drone business where you employ other drone pilots.

In this case you will also need to complete an ReOC Course (Remote Operator’s Certificate).

This certificate permits your business to conduct a wide range of remotely piloted services.

How Much Can a Drone Pilot Earn?


What you earn as a drone pilot is going to vary significantly depending on your industry, level of experience, and drone piloting talents.

On average, drone pilots in Australia earn over $92K per year, according to Indeed.
(Drone Pilot Salary Australia, Indeed)

However, we have seen many of our students earn much more than that, so the sky really is the limit!

Where Can I Find Drone Jobs?


This time 10 years ago, drone operators barely even existed, but today you can find many different industries in need of qualified and professional drone pilots.

Many industries you may never have considered have found ways to improve their systems using drone technology.

Here are some examples of industries looking for drone pilots:

  • Mining
  • Agriculture
  • Real Estate
  • Photography & Videography
  • Surveying
  • Engineering
  • Data Analysing
  • Industrial Design
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Emergency Services


Finding a job in these fields is also getting easier. Online job boards like Indeed and Seek are great places to start when searching for a new drone career.

Take The Next Steps

Are you ready to take those first steps towards an exciting new career?

Global Drone Solutions provides professional drone training courses with access to our expert instructors that will set you on the right path.

Read some of our Drone Course Reviews on our website or search for us online to find even more reviews on various platforms!


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