What steps should I take to become an aerospace engineer?
The reason I am asking is because I have been interested in this career path, however I am stuck and can not figure out what I should do to see if I am actually interested or it just a thought in my head. #aerospace-engineering #aerospace #steps
Do you like mechanical design? Do you think you'd like to find repairs for broken airplanes? Can you handle doing a lot of paperwork? All these things you should consider. If interested in Aerospace check out Embry Riddle for college they have great aerospace engineering programs. You can also look into joining the military. Hope this helps!
If you can look around your room and see a poster or picture of a plane, spaceship or boat, that's a good clue.
If your nose is always pressed against the window when a jet plane flies by, that's another clue.
If you love physics, math, space exploration, or puzzles as Karey said, you may want to check it out.
In any engineering field, it is something that is earned. College will be tough and much harder than other majors. Much more math. Much more demanded of you. So you have to love the field or you won't see it through.
In Washington DC they have the best Air & Space museum in the world. If you get goosebumps walking around there, you might just have what it takes to be an aero engineer. If you're in CA, go to Vandenburg Air Force Base or a NASA site for a tour.
Model rocketry and Star Trek kindled my interest in the field, and I'm glad it did.