The first officer is the co-pilot to a captain onboard an aircraft. The first officer is second in command of the aircraft to the captain, and would take over from the captain should they become incapacitated during a flight.
The day-to-day schedule of a first officer can vary greatly. Examples of tasks might include running routine checks of all the safety equipment on board, briefing the flight crew, liaising with air traffic control to coordinate take-off, using onboard controls to analyze flight data and reacting to changing weather conditions and adjusting the flight plan accordingly.
Average salary: $58,250