Nature of Work
Aerospace engineers design primarily aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.
Training, Qualifications and Advancement
Entry-level aerospace engineers usually need a bachelor’s degree. Skills needed Analytical skills, Business skills, Critical-thinking skills, Math skills Problem-solving skills, and Writing skills What are the possibilities for advancement?
Aerospace engineers typically work full time. Engineers who direct projects must often work extra hours to monitor progress, to ensure that the design meets requirements, to determine how to measure aircraft performance, to see that production meets design standards, and to ensure that deadlines are met.
Employment of aerospace engineers is projected to decline 2 percent from 2014 to 2024. Aircraft are being redesigned to cut down on noise pollution and to raise fuel efficiency, which will help sustain demand for research and development.
$107,830 per year $51.84 per hour
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