Aerospace Enigineer

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics (STEM)

What do you as an aerospace engineer?

  • Direct and coordinate the design, manufacturing and testing of aircraft and aerospace products such as airplanes, helicopters and missiles.
  • Assess proposals for projects to determine if they are feasible.
  • Determine if projects will result in safe standards.
  • Ensure that projects meet standars.
  • Inspect malfunctioning or damaged products and identify sources of problems and solutions.

Typical work schedule of an Aero. Engineer.

Usually, you do your normal 9-5 job, so a typical 40 hour week. But, deadlines can occur, so you may need to work overtime. Otherwise, you can enjoy your holidays and such.

The personalities characteristics wanted for Aero. Eng.

Bachelor's degree in related fields or Master's wanted by employers.

Advice for getting this job.

I would really recommend getting an internship for this at your college or high school. I would also talk to an expert or shadow them to know the ropes.

Your Work Enviroment

See how much money you can make, on average, here!

As an aerospace engineer, your average paycheck may be around 75,000 dollars or so. But, you can go as low as 55000 or above and beyond over 100,000 dollars! But, be wary, because usually, it requires extra training or education to reach this point.

Benefits of Aerospace Engineer.

Since you are working in an office all the time, you quickly become friends with your co-workers. You get to experiment different ideas and designs for potential planes, missiles and other such aerospace tech. You get the satisfaction of being able to know that YOUR design may be all over the world, with multiple planes taking multiple people to their destination. You are the artist, and the computer is your smart canvas, so get to it!

Benefits and Deficits of being an Aerospace Engineer.

Positives:
  1. Testing planes, missiles, and other things related to Aerospace Technology.
  2. High amount of pay
  3. Getting into a 75000 average pay only requires a Bachelor
Negatives:
  1. Most of the time, you work in an office. BORING!
  2. You always have the risk of failure in your design.
  3. If you want even more pay, you may require more training or education.

Overall

If you have an interest in planes and have an aptitude for Math and Science, I would say take this job. Usually, this job pays out better than most Bachelor-required jobs, and I think you could take 2+ years of education for 20,000-40,000 more dollars per year. Most likely, you will work on a team, creating the best plane you can, and then do it again, and again and etc... The point is, if you can do this job, you are going to have a great time.