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Aerospace Engineering Career

You've heard the term, "its not rocket science," but in the case of Aerospace Engineering, it IS rocket science! Aerospace Engineering involves the design and construction of aircraft (aeronautical engineering) and spacecraft (astronautical engineering).  

The science of upper atmospheric flight and space travel, involves severe conditions of atmospheric pressure, temperature and structural loads which all need to be overcome to lift rockets and space vehicles out of our atmosphere.

While our missions to space have been less spectacular than in the glory days of the 60's and 70's, there are still demands that require sending astronauts to space to work on space stations and satellites.  Our commitment to exploring space to continue our research beyond the Earth will continue far into the future.

Aerospace Engineering Job Outlook and Salary

College degrees for Aerospace Engineering are given at the BS, MS and PhD level with some programs requiring a Mechanical Engineering degree as a prerequisite.    Careers in Aerospace Engineering involve research and development, parts testing and manufacturing, government OES jobs and many more.

Salary ranges begin in the upper $80.000 to $130,000 and higher.  States which employ the most Aerospace Engineers include California, Washington, Virgina, Massachusetts and Maryland.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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