Aerospace Engineering

Maximillian Alexander Smith

Definition

Design aircraft/spacecraft, and critique said craft for higher efficiency in action.

Why Aerospace Engineering;

Aerospace is an engineering field of interest for me because the idea of standing in a wind tunnel testing hypersonic airframes and then stepping out to find that I have awesome windblown hair is amusing.
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A day in the life of an aerospace engineer

The engineer will awake with dreams of mathematical equations still in his head. He will then, if he's real, jot those down in his dream journal. He will then proceed to get ready for the day, brush his teeth, and so on. The engineer will then get into his out of means, over engineered car, and drive to his facility of employment. Upon arrival he will take the dream journal and analyze the scribbles. Implementing what he can into the work of the day, and into later works. In the afternoon at lunch he will then have a high-minded chat with his fellow pals, over the devouring of a simple sandwich. After lunch the brow sweat work is tackled; code, computer models of chassis, renderings, and material performance charts will then flash at what appears to mere mortals as light speed. After some models have been tested, the work filed, the engineer will then return home, and return to mortality.
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$$$ THE MONEY $$$

The new engineer will find himself making a "generous" $90,000 a year, on average. however depending on who you work for... (cough cough) Lockheed Martin, you can make around $140K.

Then if you blackmail the Skunk Works branch you can make a lot more! (Don't do that, that's bad, really bad.)

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Edu-ma-cation

After either getting your bachelors degree in engineering or completing a 2-4 year engineering program, you will need to get some graduate training for anything other than entry-level work. To be licensed, you will also probably need four years of relevant work experience and then pass two exams, the first on the fundamentals of engineering and the second covering more advanced stuff. And then after being licensed, you will need to keep up with continuing education requirements in order to stay that way. yeah.
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