Aerospace Engineer

Fernando Mancha

How to be a Enginner?

Students who are interested in pursuing a degree in engineering can prepare for the application process as early as middle school. By selecting a variety of science, mathematics, and engineering-related course work and participating in programs and projects that expose students to engineering concepts and ideas.

Salary Range

Median salary: $103,720 per year

From self-guided machines to helicopters to spacecraft, aerospace engineers are involved in the design and creation of any vehicle that travels above the Earth's surface. The technical skills learned by those with aerospace engineering degrees place graduates in the top five highest-earning majors for Engineering. Plus you may be able to make ever money money if you rise up the Business ladder to higher ranking job title.

Education Level Needed?

Aerospace engineers must have a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or another field of engineering or science related to aerospace systems.

Certification or Testing Required

Aerospace engineers are not required to be licensed at the entry level. More experienced aerospace engineers, who assume more responsibility, usually earn the Professional Engineer (PE) license. Licensure generally requires the following:

  • A degree from an engineering program accredited by ABET
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering exam

Fields Available

Aerospace Engineers work just about anywhere in the world and do things from building to testing anything that flys.