Should I Become A Commercial Pilot (One Minute Quiz)

Alyssa Omandac

Career Quiz and Most Suitable Personality

Commercial Pilots

Commercial Pilots Commercial Pilots navigate aircraft for charter companies, firefighting, skydiving, crop dusting, and other industries. They cannot fly for major airlines, but they can continue getting flight hours to earn an Airline Pilot license later on.

Interest Match

Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.Confucius

Table of contents
  1. Career Quiz
  2. Suitable Personality Type
  3. Pros and Cons

Career Quiz

In this career quiz, there are 8-10 questions that will give you a pretty good perspective on whether this career is right for you.

There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Maybe, and Like.

Answer “Like / Yes” if you tell yourself “Yes! I would love do this” or “Yeah, I’m that type of person”.
Answer “Okay / Maybe” if you tell yourself “Umm…I think I will be okay with that”.
Answer “Dislike / No” if you tell yourself “Ugh…Sounds boring” or “No way!”.

Ready? Let’s start!

Question Yes Maybe No
Are you willing to spend time away from home for a few days at a time?
Are you willing to work with a co-pilot to fly a plane?
Are you interested in learning about flight safety?
Do you have the confidence to successfully fly a plane?
Do you have the composure to stay calm in high pressure situations?
Do you have the ability to think on your feet if something goes wrong?
Are you able to make decisions quickly when circumstances change in the air?
Do you want to fly an airplane for a living?

Your Results


Now count how many points you have.

Dislike = 0 point
Okay = 1 point
Like = 2 points

After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.

Suitable Personality Type

The Builder

People with this personality type likes practical and hands-on work. They prefer working with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. You can read more about these career personality types here.

If you want to be a Commercial Pilot, you will need excellent communication skills. You will communicate with the second pilot on flights, aircraft control, and clients. Commercial Pilots also have situational awareness of the environment, what is around them, the airplane, and the system. They are friendly and get along well with other people. They are decisive and think quickly on their feet. They need to have composure and stay calm, and they have confidence, positive attitude, and self-discipline. They also have leadership skills.

Pros and Cons


You can earn a good living

The salary for a Commercial Pilot is great for an entry level job. You can work toward earning a better living by getting the hours and experience necessary to earn the next level Pilot license.

You get to fly airplanes

If you enjoy flying airplanes, this is a great job where you can fly every day and get paid to do it.

You get to leave work at work

When you go home from work, you don’t have to think about it until you return the next day. You can enjoy your time off.

You can travel for free

When you are a pilot, you can often travel for free. This is a great perk to this job.


It is expensive to become a pilot

Commercial Pilot training costs a lot of money. You need to learn how to fly, and then you train. It can be fairly expensive to get through the training and experience you need to get your Commercial Pilot license.

You have to stay in good health and fitness

Commercial Pilots have to pass medical tests regularly, and failing one can sideline you. It is important to stay healthy.

Don’t know which career to pursue?

Take the career quiz to find careers that match your personality type.

Take The Career Quiz