By: Andrew Nakos
What do they do?
Aerospace engineers design and develop aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, and satellites. In a typical day, they might create a computer model of a vehicle, analyze its performance in simulated tests, designing software that simulates flight or controls vehicles, attending meetings, and writing reports or developing presentations.
How smart do I need to be?
Entry level aerospace engineers typically need a Bachelor's degree, according to the bureau of labor statistics. Programs in aerospace engineering are accredited by ABET, and there are cooperative programs that help students finance their education while working in the field.