Aerospace Engineer

Aerospace is the human effort in science and engineering to fly into the atmosphere of Earth and surrounding space. Aerospace organizations research, design, manufacture, or maintain aircraft and/or spacecraft. Aerospace activity is very diverse and has a lot of commercial, industrial and military applications

Skills required:

Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.

Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

Technology Design - Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.

Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.

Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.


Educational requirements:

Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.

Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.


The average Aerospace Engineer salary is $81,200 . Salary estimates are based on 384 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Aerospace Engineer employees.


You'll become good at desgin, math, science, and physics and you'll also be able to see your work every time you fly or are at the airport.

My choice

I chose this career beacause I love to bulid and desgin things, also beacuse i'm good at math and science and I want to be able to conbribute to society on a differnt level than everyone else.


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