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Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering is the primary branch of engineering concerned with the research, design, development, construction, testing, science and technology of aircraft and spacecraft.[1] It is divided into two major and overlapping branches: aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering. Aeronautics deals with aircraft that operate in Earth's atmosphere, and astronautics deals with spacecraft that operate outside the Earth's atmosphere. Founded by dreamers and pioneers such as Konstantin Tsiolkovsky,[2] the field reached its maturity with launching of first artificial satellite, first man in space and first step on the Moon.

Aerospace Engineering deals with the design, construction, and study of the science behind the forces and physical properties of aircraft, rockets, flying craft, and spacecraft. The field also covers their aerodynamic characteristics and behaviors, airfoil, control surfaces, lift, drag, and other properties.

Aerospace Engineering Studies

Someone studying aerospace engineering can expect to spend at least 4 years in college and as many as 8 while earning their PhD in aerospace engineering. Aerospace engineering students will take a series of mathematics, physics and other science specific courses.

Aerospace Engineering Salaries

Individuals with degrees in aerospace engineering earn on average $105k/year according to a report released by the bureau of labor statistics in 2013. The top 10% earners holding degrees in aerospace engineering can expect to earn in excess of $150k/year.

Who is hiring Aerospace Engineers?

Some industries with the highest level of employment for aerospace engineers include aerospace product and part manufacturers, scientific research and development firms, the federal government, navigational equipment manufacturers, control instrument manufacturers, communications equipment manufacturers amongst other electrical and component manufacturers.

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Aerospace Engineering Major unemployment rate

_Aerospace EngineeringAll Majors
Minimum Wage%6%4
All Others%84%86
More: Unemployment for all Majors *** not counting stay at home parents *** not counting those currently in grad school

Are things going well in Aerospace Engineering?

Going Well%68
Not Going Well%32
More: All Majors Satisfaction ??? This is a social "life satisfaction" question. Overall, would people who graduated with a degree in Aerospace Engineering say that their life is going well? It could be interpreted in terms of stress, salary, long hours, future prospects, etc. *** not counting those currently in grad school

Graduates who stayed in Aerospace Engineering

Still in Field%63
Got out%37
More: All Majors Still in field ??? A high "got out" percentage can be interpreted a couple of ways -- for instance, perhaps the major is a great stepping stone to becoming a totally different career -- like a doctor. Or perhaps the jobs one gets with the major just aren't that great. *** not counting those currently in grad school

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