Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

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    Benbrook // Diamond Hill-Jarvis // Western Hills // YMLA // YWLA

    Aerospace Engineer is one of the career choices for this career focus.
    Aerospace Engineers design, build, and test aircraft, spacecraft, and missiles. They help to develop some of the most advanced technology in the world.

    Earnings

    • Earnings Range: $65,000 – 148,000

    Level of Education

    • 4-Year College or University

    Core Tasks

    • Design aircraft bodies or parts
    • Create new engines and propulsion systems
    • Develop electronic guidance and vehicle control systems
    • Test designs with computer simulations or models
    • Oversee the manufacture of aerospace or aeronautical vehicles and parts

    Attributes & Abilities

    • Math and computer skills
    • An interest in physics
    • Mechanically inclined
    • Analytical
    • Communication skills

    Workplace

    • Work for aircraft manufacturers, engineering firms, government agencies, and research and development companies
    • Work at a desk, using computers or reading blueprints
    • Fieldwork is sometimes required to test designs in labs, at airfields, or in wind tunnels
    • Most work a 5-day, 40-hour week, but overtime is sometimes necessary

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