Aerospace Engineering life

  • Aerospace engineers can specialize in designing different types of aerospace products, such as commercial and military airplanes and helicopters; remotely piloted aircraft and rotor-craft; spacecraft, including launch vehicles and satellites; and military missiles and rockets.
Nature of Work

Aerospace engineers now spend more of their time in an office environment than they have in the past, because modern aircraft design requires the use of sophisticated computer equipment and software design tools, modeling, and simulations for tests, evaluation, and training.

Training, Qualifications and Advancement

One must have a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or equivalent in a field linked. You must have a security clearance when projects deal with national defense. You must pass the FE, PE and gain a degree as ABET.

Aerospace engineers often become experts in one or more related fields: aerodynamics, thermodynamics, celestial mechanics, flight mechanics, propulsion, acoustics, and guidance and control systems.

Projections Data

Negative two percent


According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics $107,830 is the median annual wage in May 2015.

related ocupations

Architectural Engineers, Electronics Engineers ,Science and data base managers

Notes cited page

"Home : Occupational Outlook Handbook:." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2017.


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