Don't Be A Joe: 3 Reasons Why You Need To Be A Drone Expert
By Gideon Chukwuemeka Ogbonna
He got fired last week. And he got the shocker of his life when he saw his replacement yesterday.
Joe worked for A.B. Logistics for seven years. Everyone in the city knew Joe: the bald delivery man who whistled happily as he rode his bike. A courteous fellow. Always wore a smile when he said, I got a delivery for you. Can you please sign here?
But last week, the good jolly Joe whom everyone loved got fired. The pandemic and dwindling economy had hit the company hard. They had to lay off many workers to survive. And Joe was one of them.
Joe had been trying to cope with his new life — a life stripped of color and laughter. Then he got a call yesterday. A cousin of his had sent him a Christmas package. She had sent the package through A.B. Logistics, thinking he still worked there and could easily pick it up. She was shocked to learn that he had been fired. However, she believed that the package would still get to him because she had filled in his home address. While he was still on the phone, he heard a buzz at his window like the buzz of a swarm of bees.
Let me call you back, he said to his cousin at the other end of the phone.
He walked cautiously to his front door, opened it slightly, and looked outside. That is when he saw it.
Hovering over the entrance of his house was a drone. On its body were the words, A.B. Logistics. Hanging from the drone was a package that had Joe's name on it. Dazed, he stared at the drone, wondering which hurt him more — ending the year jobless or losing his job to a drone?
Just like the internet over two decades ago, the drone industry is at its budding phase and abounds with many opportunities. Like the internet, drones will revolutionize several industries like logistics, agriculture, video production, etc. It is for this reason we’ve compiled three reasons why you need to be a drone expert.
1. Many jobs will become irrelevant: Joe’s story gives a perfect example of how jobs could easily lose relevance because of drone technology. There are about 7 million drones, and it is predicted that 1 in 100 drones will be a delivery drone. With this information, quick math tells us that there are about 700,000 delivery drones. This means 700,000 delivery men like Joe without jobs. Delivery and logistics isn’t the only sector affected. Drones have also rendered aerial photographers redundant.
However, there is good news. Drones aren’t only out to take jobs; the technology also creates jobs, better jobs. Human skills are needed to fly drones, maintain them, and analyze data captured by drones. This leads us to the second point.
2. Being a drone expert is highly financially rewarding: The drone that hovered over Joe’s entrance didn’t just get there; someone piloted it — someone who would receive a higher pay than Joe. A delivery man receives an average hourly pay of $14.30, while a drone pilot receives between $21.73 and $26.49 for less the stress of being a delivery man.
3. No rigorous training required: It takes 3 to 4 years to learn how to fly an airplane. But it takes only 6 to 8 weeks to learn how to be a drone pilot. And we at DABA have made it even easier to learn. Our recently launched Drone Piloting and Business Course allows you to learn everything about drones at your pace. Taught by a U.S. Certified Drone Expert, the course, like other DABA courses, offers premium value. And it is a course you need to get NOW.
So don’t be a Joe.
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