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Pros and cons of be an aerospace engeener


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Sheila’s Answer

Hello Aakil:

Thank you for your question. Here's some information on Aerospace Engineering for you to consider as you do your research.

Aerospace engineering is the field of engineering focused on the design and creation of spacecraft and aircraft systems. Aerospace engineering has two sub fields: astronautical engineering (which is concerned with spacecraft and equipment outside of Earth's atmosphere) and aeronautical engineering (which is concerned with aircraft that fly within the Earth's atmosphere).

Aerospace Engineers are the professionals who study this science and design, make, and test the different flying systems and equipment. They may work on satellites, spacecraft, missiles, or aircraft and ensure they function correctly.

As for the Outlook, Aerospace engineering jobs are predicted to grow (pros) by 2% from 2018 to 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This growth is slower (cons) than the national average. However, the redesign of old aircraft and need for new satellites and unmanned aerial systems is expected to contribute to the growth of the profession.

Job Prospects: Employment opportunities should be favorable for those trained in software, such as C++, or with education and experience in stress and structural engineering. Finally, the aging of workers in this this occupation should help to create openings in it over the next decade.

I wish you much success on your journey. Best of luck to you!

~ Sheila

Sheila recommends the following next steps:

Source (Study.com): - -> https://study.com/articles/Aerospace_Engineer_Job_Description_Duties_and_Outlook.html
Source (US Bureau of Labor Statistics): - -> https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/aerospace-engineers.htm#tab-6

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Elizabeth’s Answer

Pros: You can work on planes, rockets, and anything that flies. This can be really cool and rewarding. you can solve problems and innovate the flight experience. If you think math is fun, you will be doing a lot of theoretical an applied mathematics with the help of computer software. You will get to do a lot of modeling and designing using CAD.

Generally this job is a 40 hour a week job with an average starting salary of around 55-65k. It has a lot of good opportunities for you to move up the corporate ladder or you can become an expert in your specific area.

Did I mention you will be doing a lot of math? Because let me just mention that again. You will 100% be doing tons of math. If you don't like math, choose a different field. You need multivariable calculus, simple differential equations, and applied modeling theory for this discipline of engineering. For people like me, that is a pro, but if it is a con, I suggest turning around.

Cons: Your job is not recession proof. When the economy is bad, people stop traveling and space becomes less important. Employees that are not considered necessary or who are researchers or other uneccessary investments will be let go.

It is also semi-difficult to find the right fitting job in this field. There aren't a whole lot of opportunities,e specially if you go to college for aerospace engineering and then straight into the field versus going into the military, gaining experience, and then going to college or doing ROTC and majoring in aerospace then going into the military to get experience. This field definitely prioritizes hiring veterans so if the military path isn't for you, you should consider something else OR do your best to get an internship every summer AND get a co-op with a company you want to work at. If you do not have prior experience in the field before you graduate, you will not get a job in this field.

A HUGE thing with any engineering major is you have to have prior experience before graduating. Front load your college career with internships and summer jobs in the area you want to work in and definitely get a co-op, which is like an internship that repeats every other semester for three semesters. You will be doing one in the summer, fall, and spring. Yes, you will graduate later, but these internships pay 15-25 an hour and the company you complete your co-op with will most likely hire you. It will also give you an idea of what your work will be like and whether you should change your major/field you want to go into. You will NOT get a job in any engineering field without prior experience. that is a cold hard fact.

You should also look into the top companies that hire aerospace engineers like Lockheed Martin, Boeing, US Air Force, SpaceX, NASA, etc. Look at their job postings. Check out glassdoor reviews from former employees. These jobs are highly competitive and can be high stress as well. Are you ready for that?

Elizabeth recommends the following next steps:

Research major companies
Get a co-op by junior year in college.
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Abhilash’s Answer

PROS

Suitable for people who likes to solve problems mentally
Suitable for people who wants job security and a good working condition
This career is perfect for people who love to work indoors


CONS
Not suitable for people who likes to help and teach others
It is hard to get into this career. A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for this career.

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Treasa’s Answer


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There are many reasons as to why you should become an Aerospace Engineer, including the good pay, as well as the experience of helping out the community and building aircraft. Aerospace Engineers enjoy high job satisfaction, along with a feeling of accomplishment. You can build many cool things including but not limited to spacecraft, aircraft, missiles, as well as high-tech new government projects.

The cons of being an Aerospace Engineer are few and far between, one of them being that you may have to move around the country to find work. A majority of jobs are found in certain locations, requiring you to uproot your family and start anew. Sometimes, the stress of finishing a project can be a negative influence.

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karthik’s Answer

PROS

Suitable for people who likes to solve problems mentally
Suitable for people who wants job security and a good working condition
This career is perfect for people who love to work indoors


CONS
Not suitable for people who likes to help and teach others
It is hard to get into this career. A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for this career.

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karthik’s Answer

PROS

Suitable for people who likes to solve problems mentally
Suitable for people who wants job security and a good working condition
This career is perfect for people who love to work indoors


CONS
Not suitable for people who likes to help and teach others
It is hard to get into this career. A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for this career.

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