When you are considering starting a new field, it's always a great idea to know the career pathway to get there.
Job research can help uncover information on education, wages, market areas, and outlook of a career field. I recommend OnetOnline.org and CareerOneStop.org to complete your career research. Both sites are complied by the Department of Labor and report data on Job Outlook projected into the next 10 years. Jobs that are expected to grow at a rate of 10% or greater are given a Bright Outlook designation indicated by a sun. Another great resource is www.Aerospace.org. This site provides detailed information on different aerospace careers, colleges offering aerospace programs, internship and experience opportunities, and much more.
You may want to search your local area for a program called "Women in Aviation." My daughter participates with the group during the "Girls in Aviation" Day program offered at our local airline museum. Last year, we meant with pilots, astronauts, air control specialists, aerospace engineers, and more during a career panel where the girls got to ask questions about each field. It was super fun and a great volunteer opportunity for the older girls that helped out as guides. You can find your local chapter at https://www.wai.org/.
I hope that this helps! Please feel free to ask any other questions any time.
Beth recommends the following next steps:
- Complete career research using Careeronestop.org and OnetOnline.org
- Connect with your local Women in Aviation Chapter