Aerospace Engineering

By: Jacob Diaz

What is Aerospace Engineering?

An aerospace engineer is someone who designs, builds and tests rockets or planes. The aircraft can range from giant spacecrafts to small gliders.

Typical Engineering Day

An engineer typically directs the design and testing of the aircraft. They determine if proposed projects are financially stable and safe and meets quality standards. They also inspect malfunctioning to find the source of the problem and fix it.
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The starting salary for an aerospace engineer is about $66,000. It can go up to $150,500.


Entry level education to get a job in this field is a bachelors degree in aerospace or aeronautical engineering. A professional engineering license may be required. Its recommended that high school students interested in this field should take courses in chemistry, physics, and math.