Until this QSO, I had never thought too much about the opportunities that airlines might have for radio technical people. So I “googled” these jobs and found that there are lots of jobs with airlines, cruise lines, international cargo ships for technical people. As amateur radio operators, we have an amazing knowledge base that makes us unique in our understanding of electronics and radio.
I am consulting for a large international company that found me because they thought that an English speaking amateur radio operator in Israel might be able to solve some unique problems they were having with their project here. Fortunately, for me, they found me on QRZ.com and I did have the skills and general technical knowledge that they needed. As amateur radio operators, we do have a large potential depth of knowledge, an international network, and access to the smartest people in the World. That makes us hams a valuable resource wherever we are.