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Aviation Safety Inspectors

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Most aviation safety inspectors are employed by the federal government, with the majority working for the Department of Transportation, namely the Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Transportation Safety Board. Other employers of aviation safety inspectors include consulting firms, insurance companies, and companies that specialize in aviation technology and industry. Some inspectors are self-employed and work as independent consultants. Aviation safety inspectors are classified under the general heading of transportation inspectors. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that 29,990 transportation inspectors work in the United States. According to the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), there are about 28,000 aviation inspectors employed in the United States.

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