Aerospace Engineering

By: Zach Malcolm

The life of an Aerospace Engineer

What might a Aerospace Engineer do on a typical day?

- Someone who works in the Aerospace Engineering field can direct and test aircraft and aerospace products, determine if new projects are safe aircraft and parts, evaluate different designs for aircraft, make sure projects meet quality standards, and inspect aircraft that have been damaged and look to fix and find solutions to the starting problem.


What is the typical starting salary for Aerospace Engineers?

- The median annual salary for an Aerospace Engineer is $103,720 or $49.87 an hour. The lowest 10% earned less than $65,450 and the highest 10% earned more than $149,120.


What kind of education is needed to become an Aerospace Engineer?

- For an entry level aerospace engineer, a person would typically need a bachelor's degree. It's also worth while for a high school student that's interested in becoming an aerospace engineer to take courses like chemistry, physics, and math classes such as algebra, trigonometry, and calculus.

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