With the continuous and in-depth development of Internet technology and the rapid rise of a new generation of information technology, cutting-edge fields such as artificial intelligence, Internet of things, big data and 5g have accelerated to commercial use. More and more industries have carried out new changes, traditional occupations have gradually changed, and some new occupations have begun to appear.

In this trend, in May 2019, the Ministry of human resources and social security and other three departments officially released a new batch of 13 career information, including artificial intelligence engineers and technicians, Internet of things engineers and technicians, big data engineers and technicians, UAV drivers, industrial robot system operators, etc.

It can be seen that the impact of Technological Development on career change is becoming increasingly prominent. In addition to these new occupations officially released by the state, it is believed that more new occupations will be born in succession in the future. So, at present, which new occupations are most popular with young people? First, let’s take a look at “UAV driver”.

How is the new occupation of UAV born?

Earlier, people also had so-called unmanned aerial vehicles in their hands, that is, some simple aircraft models. At that time, UAVs were still special supplies in the military field. One military UAV flew in the jungle and desert for investigation; Or “hide” in science fiction to show the style of future science and technology.

Later, with the continuous progress of key technologies such as flight control, materials, batteries and PTZ, and the increasingly prominent trend of UAV miniaturization, UAV gradually transferred from military market to civil market. With the continuous expansion of the market and the continuous decline of prices, consumer UAV has ushered in its glorious moment. More and more people begin to choose to start a UAV to be used as a toy or take selfie.

It can be regarded as a “flying model”, which can also be regarded as a “flying model”. In short, UAVs began to speed up their entry into ordinary people’s homes, the civil UAV manufacturing industry has developed rapidly, and UAV enterprise brands have been established one after another, which has laid a solid foundation for the “counter attack” of industrial UAVs.

Industrial grade UAV, that is, UAV applied to industrial scenes. Unlike consumer grade UAVs applied to individual consumers, which are generally small and multi rotor structures, industrial grade UAVs are rich in types, including not only the body size covering most levels such as large, medium and small, but also fixed wing, multi rotor UAVs and unmanned helicopters.

In recent years, with the further maturity of UAV technology and the weak growth of consumer UAV market, coupled with the influence of a series of factors such as UAV black flight, the application of industrial UAV in the fields of agricultural and forestry plant protection, fire rescue, emergency communication, patrol monitoring and so on has become more and more popular, and the market expansion also shows a positive trend. It is in this case that the new occupation of UAV driver began to appear.

“Full time” drone pilots are only part of the story

At present, in many industries, UAV drivers are “part-time”, such as public security, fire protection, justice and other government systems, as well as power, energy and other fields. In these industries, when purchasing UAVs, relevant enterprises and units generally adopt the way of training internal personnel for operation, use UAVs to assist in daily work, and rarely purchase third-party services.

Nowadays, UAV drivers belong to “full-time” industries, mainly including agricultural plant protection and commercial performance.

Agricultural plant protection is one of the market segments most valued by UAV manufacturers. Even Dajiang innovation, the leader of consumer UAV, has frequently arranged in this scene and continuously released a variety of new plant protection UAVs to compete for market advantage and share. Therefore, the application prospect of UAV in the field of agricultural plant protection is very promising.

In recent years, the application of plant protection UAV has been more and more recognized by the market. In the current plant protection UAV market, there are three main consumer groups: first, ordinary farmers or agricultural collective organizations. Due to the problem of economic strength, the proportion of this group is not very high for the time being; Second, professional agricultural flying defense enterprises, which are the main consumer groups of plant protection UAVs; Third, plant protection service enterprises subordinate to UAV manufacturers, which are also the main consumer groups.

In the latter two categories, because they are third-party service enterprises, they basically recruit professional pilots, that is, “full-time” UAV drivers. These UAV drivers should not only be familiar with the operation of UAVs, but also be familiar with certain knowledge in the field of agriculture. They need to have a strong ability to accept new things, so most of them are young people.

Similarly, with the development of UAV formation technology, UAV is playing an increasingly significant advantage in commercial performance. In the news, you can often see an important festival, which city held another UAV flight performance, what words and patterns are formed, etc. And mention

The commercial performances of these UAVs are basically provided by third-party service companies, which have become the main providers of UAV drivers. Drone pilots make money?

The emergence of the new profession of UAV driver has quickly attracted the attention of netizens. Earlier, some media reported that UAV pilots made a lot of money. Aerial photography was thousands of a day, and it was easy to earn more than 10000 a month. There were more than 100000 people. It is undeniable that UAV drivers are still scarce professionals, with a monthly income of more than 10000, but is this a common phenomenon? Is it really that easy to make money?

In fact, according to insiders, the profit-making mode of plant protection UAV drivers is similar to that of takeout. It basically depends on the “order receiving situation”, considering the price of a single Mu and the overall operating area. Generally speaking, the larger the area of a single operation, the more profits the unmanned driver will make. However, in the increasingly fierce competition, you can’t get a job at any time. Even if you get a job, you may not make a lot of money. Moreover, the plant protection market can be divided into light and peak seasons.

In addition, no matter which industry, in the process of competitive reshuffle, there will be head enterprises, and new enterprises will continue to pour out, which means that the living conditions of many enterprises are not too optimistic. As a result, many UAV drivers can not guarantee high income. In addition, the high cost of UAV purchase and maintenance are the factors that need to be considered.

Therefore, UAV drivers do make a lot of money, just like those with net red heads. However, there are still many pilots with low income who are trying to survive and move forward. The reason why UAV drivers are favored by many young people is not only that this is a new career, which can satisfy curiosity and have the opportunity to earn more money, but also that this career is still very possible and can realize their dreams.


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