There are many different fields of engineering but the gist of all of them is that it is the application of science and understanding of the object or mechanism. An object could be a football and how you would understand the science would be the aerodynamics of the football and how it spins when you throw the football. A mechanism would be a pulley or a hinge. It could also be something more complicated like maybe a computer or a laser
The job I wont to shadow would be aerospace engineering. The median pay for an aerospace engineer is $49.87 per hour and $103,720 per year. You must have at the least to be an aerospace engineer is a bachelor's degree. this is some more info that i found at the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2012 83,000
Job Outlook, 2012-22 7% (Slower than average)
Employment Change, 2012-22 6,100
What Aerospace Engineers Do
Aerospace engineers design aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.
Aerospace engineers are employed in industries whose workers design or build aircraft, missiles, systems for national defense, or spacecraft. Aerospace engineers are employed primarily in analysis and design, manufacturing, industries that perform research and development, and the federal government.
aerospace engineers can work for privet companies of government companies.