Aerospace Engineering

Collin Doyle

What is Aerospace Engineering?

Aerospace Engineering is a branch of engineering that has to do with design, development, testing, and production of aircraft and related systems. (Dictionary.com)


I want to pursue a career in this field because I am very interested in airplanes and spacecraft and how they work. Also, I would like to be able to innovate and better air and space travel for the future.

A Day in the Life

A typical day in the life of an Aerospace Engineer includes working on projects involving the innovation of spacecraft, airplanes and other products involving aviation and space exploration. Most Aerospace Engineers work 40 hours a week but project deadlines can cause a press for time and cause considerable stress.
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Starting Salary

The typical starting salary for an Aerospace Engineer with a Bachelor's Degree is $69,600, but as you gain more experience in the field the pay will increase. If you graduate with a Master's Degree then the starting salary increases to $73,000 a year.

Required Education

A person wanting to be an Aerospace Engineer needs to take physics and would have to graduate college with a degree in aerospace or aeronautic engineering. Also, an engineer has to continue to develop their skills to be able to be an efficient at their job throughout their career.