What Can You Do with an Aeronautical / Aerospace Engineering Degree?

Radek, what jobs can you get with an aeronautical or aerospace engineering degree? I’m wondering what can I do with an aeronautical / aerospace engineering degree?

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to do it! Well, actually, you kind of do. A rocket engineer, anyway. Aeronautical and aerospace engineering are such vast fields of studies that they can lead to many opportunities. And the fields keep changing, leading to more growth in the industries and more opportunities. Today’s student of aerospace engineering will soon be working on something we can’t even yet imagine. If you’re looking for job security, technology is probably a safe bet.

Just think of how many people it takes to design, manufacture, test, and repair an airplane. Or a spacecraft. Aerospace engineers go to work for private companies that design and create airplanes and spacecraft. They also work for the companies that design and manufacture the thousands of parts for these airplanes and spacecrafts. Aeronautical and aerospace engineering graduates also work for NASA and the FAA. They even go to work for the Department of Defense. Some even go into sales. The sky isn’t the limit!

I was the kid who built model airplanes while other kids were playing baseball. I chose to major in aerospace engineering because I just couldn’t think of anything more interesting and I don’t like to be bored. It was a tough major, but I’m so thrilled I chose it, as I haven’t been bored since.

~ Jason F., Aerospace Stress Analyst

Careers you can get with a degree in aeronautical / aerospace engineering include:

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Associate Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Flight Test Engineer
  • Pilot (requires additional training)
  • Project Engineer
  • Research Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Teacher/Instructor/Professor
  • Test Engineer
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