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Would you recommend aerospace engineering?

I've recently had a newfound interest in aerospace engineering; however, I know it's a very challenging field to get into. Is there anything I should be warned about before following this path? Would anyone recommend this field?

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Ken’s Answer

I would recommend aerospace engineering if you are good at math and are truly interested in the field. There are good opportunities to work for the biggest defense contractors like Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Northrop Gruman for aerospace engineers. Like all engineering programs the math is very intense, you will need to take 3-4 semesters of calculus in your first two years of college and nearly every other course you take will require the knowledge learned in those first years. You'll need to be very persistent but if you have a true interest then it will be well worth it.
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Pamela’s Answer

I would definitely recommend the Aerospace Engineering field if you have an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Math is the primary subject for this field. Although she chose a different school, last year my daughter was accepted into the Aerospace Engineering program at University of Alabama. Her high school background focused on the STEM pathway. But she also was immersed in lots of extra curricular activities. The goal is to be a well-rounded student.
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Rodrigo’s Answer

HI Emily T.

I think if you like it , you will be glad to be in aerospace, is challeging because you have to learn everyday, and long hours, you must love maths and be involved in the investigation field, like reading and taking many extra courses to manage , for example to work on NASA, but I think is very good well pay, and is such an amazing field that you will never be bored.
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Farshid’s Answer

Absolutely, if you have a passion for aerospace, like math and like to know the science behind the way things work, aerospace engineering is the right field for you. Aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering are very close. Both are intense in math and science. You will learn a lot about foundational theories that answer many questions of the curious minds. why airplane stay in the air? why bubbles are sphere shaped ? what makes an oil tanker ship float? an on and on and on. If you have a curious mind and want to understand why things work the way they do, then engineering is the right field for you. I am a mechanical engineer by education and worked for many years in the engineering field. Engineering will give you the foundational knowledge that you can utilize in many other career fields. You will learn to analyze everything more objectively. I no longer work in engineering but to this day my education and background in engineering has greatly helped me in my career and in my personal life.
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