Aerospace Engineering

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Aerospace engineers design and build aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. They also test prototypes of all the above as well as fix or maintain them. Asses proposals for projects to determine if they are technically and financially feasible.

Typical Starting salary

The average aerospace engineer starting out earns about $65,130 a year. The top 10% of aerospace engineers make $150,680 a year.
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Required Education

To become an aerospace engineer a minimum of a bachelor degree is required. High School students are advised to take courses in Chemistry Physics and Maths such a Calculus Trigonometry and Algebra. Bachelors degree programs include classroom, laboratory, and filed studies in subjects such as general engineering principles, propulsion, stability and control, structures, mechanics, aerodynamics and more.


The reason i want to go into Aerospace engineering is because when i first heard of it it was classified as a sub-career to mechanical engineering which always interested me. Aerospace engineering is concentrated around planes and/or space craft which i thought would be quite interesting to work with.