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Aerospace Engineer

By: Olivia Chychrun
Teacher: MS. Mininger
Due Date: October 27, 2021
Aerospace Engineer
Education to be an
Aerospace Engineer
In high school take chemistry, physics,
advanced math, computer programing,
and computer languages
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a
related field
Pass two different engineering exams
with work experience in between
(Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
and the Professional Engineering Exam.)
More advanced Aerospace Engineering
programs will likely demand a
Professional Engineer (PE) license
Special Training
and Skills Needed
Analytical, Critical-thinking and
Problem-solving skills. must be able to to
identify problems and problem solve.
Business skills. Much of the work done by
aerospace engineers involves meeting
federal government standards. This requires
knowledge of standard business practices, as
well as knowledge of commercial law.
Math skills. Aerospace engineers use the
principles of calculus, trigonometry, and other
advanced topics in math for analysis, design,
and troubleshooting in their work.
Writing skills. Aerospace engineers must be
able both to write papers that explain their
designs clearly and to create documentation
for future reference.
Types of Employers
and Duties or
nature of the work
- Aerospace are hired to design or
build aircraft, missiles, systems for
national defense, or spacecraft
Aerospace engineers are
employed primarily in
manufacturing, analysis and
design, research and development,
and the federal government.
Employers of aerospace engineers
include NASA, US Air Force, Naval
Air System Command, etc.
Average Salary
- Aerospace Engineers earn a
median salary of $118,610.
The lowest 10% make around
The highest 10% earned around
Physics concepts
applied in the work
Characteristics of satellite Motion:
tangential speed, centripetal force,
and centripetal acceleration (must
be applied when building space
Gravity as the sole force on an
object in orbit around the earth
Tangential velocity, curvature of
earth, circular motion
Long-term outlook
for career growth
Employment of aerospace engineers
is projected to grow 8% from 2020 to
Around 4,000 openings for aerospace
engineers are projected each year
Technological advancements have
reduced the cost of launching
satellites. As space becomes more
accessible, demand for aerospace
engineers among businesses and
government entities will increase
Work Cited
“Aerospace Engineers : Occupational Outlook Handbook: :
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.” Bureau of Labor
Statistics, 8 Sept. 2021,
“How to Become an Aerospace Engineer |
EnvironmentalScience.Org.” Environmental Science, 2015,