If you become an Aerospace Engineer, are you assigned to a specific type of craft, or do the types of crafts differ for each project?
I am in 10th grade looking at potential careers. I have many thoughts going through my head on what occupation I want to go to college for. I really like those big jets, I think they are fascinating. Hope to one day pursue a career in enjoy. #aerospace #engineer
For examples; you might specialise in engines; or maybe hydraulic systems; or if you're good with electronics and computers, then avionics; or if you get good at computational fluid dynamics, maybe aerodynamics and flight surfaces.
I'd also say a lot of companies work under a project based framework. You'll have project teams formed to work on a particular part of the job, and then when that's finished, the team might be split up and start different projects depending on what's needed for the next project.
For someone working on (for example) engines, you might find yourself working on one project for airliner engines, then another for a helicopter; or something like that.
Of course, there will be some companies that have specialists in types of craft, so I wouldn't rule out it working that way for you. Particularly as you get more experience and knowledge, you tend to gradually specialise more throughout your career; I'm sure some will even be specialists in a particular model of aircraft. I'd say it's probably the exception rather than the rule, though.
I'd also say keep an open mind to the project approach - it means there's always something new coming along, and you never get bored working on the same thing.