Aerospace engineers are in high demand across the country but these STEM professionals do more than just work on rockets. There are a wide variety of professional paths from government work to education to research and more that allow aerospace engineers to innovate, improve technology and drive us into the future.
Project and Career Diversity for Aerospace Engineers
Currently, most aerospace engineers are employed by product and service providers in both the public and private sectors. They are employed by the federal government, defense contractors, engineering firms, consulting firms, and university science research and development programs.
Many engineers conduct technical work like developing new products and technologies and improving upon existing tech. They may also work as field inspectors, reviewing products and documentation to ensure conformity to design specs, federal laws and safety regulations. However, career paths aren’t just about technical field work. You can also find engineers working in management, sales, distribution, data administration, field inspection and other “nontraditional” engineering roles.
Sustainable Job Growth in Aerospace Engineering
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the aerospace engineering sector is expected to grow at a rate of seven percent through 2026. There has been significant investment in private-sector space navigation in recent years and NASA’s operating budget was $20 billion in 2019. There is no lack of support for research and development in the industry.
Currently, the median annual salary for aerospace engineers in the U.S. is around $67,000 per year. Indeed cites a slightly higher figure of $77,000 per year and Glassdoor’s figure is even higher at $89,000. Keep in mind these are averages – engineers can make much more or less than these figures.
Are You Looking for Aerospace Engineering Jobs?
If you are an aerospace engineer looking to get involved with exciting projects, it pays to work with an expert recruiter who specializes in this niche. The defense and aerospace employment markets are unique, and it is important to work with a recruiting firm that has deep roots in the industry, that speaks the language and has the professional connections to help you achieve your career goals.
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