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Are STEM careers usually more flexible with hours and time or will I always be pressed for time.

I am a tenth grader in Greenville South Carolina and I would love to be an aerospace engineer in the future. I have questions so that I can guarantee that this is the perfect choice for me. #engineering #aerospace-engineering

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Hi Sam B. I see that you posted this question a little while ago so I hope my answer to you (or others who may read this response) is still helpful.

In addition to the awesome answer already provided, I offer that it really does depend on what line of STEM education/career you are in. I would imagine that your interest in aerospace engineering would require you to be in a work space where there are labs and simulators with machinery that requires settings that need to set and/or adjusted. Of course there are other types of STEM jobs that are purely computer driven, for instance programming. Because you mention "careers" in your question, I share that I haven't been in a job that doesn't require that employees meet some sort of deadline. I mention the notion of deadlines because deadlines almost always mean that the team members who have to meet these deadlines are "pressed for time". I believe this to be true whether you are innovating on the best way to design in aerospace or whether you are innovating to design a piece of code for an exciting phone app. For any career, the key is how individuals manage their time and work within their team structure so that they aren't ALWAYS pressed for time...because that wouldn't be much fun after a while.

Success in balancing work flexibility and activities outside of your job is a balancing act that takes a little time to learn. I do hope that my answer here helps in that effort. Best of luck to you!
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