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3. Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Average Salary: $64,700 to $107,900

Aerospace engineering encompasses a wide range of technology, including commercial aircraft, military aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles.

Due to the highly-specialized nature of each industry, aerospace engineers often focus their career on either aeronautical (spacecraft) or astronautical (aircraft and propulsion systems) endeavors.

Common job duties include coordinating the design, manufacture, and testing of products; evaluation of projects and designs for adherence to safety, project goals, customer requirements, and regulations; and inspection of malfunctioning products to identify problems and create solutions.

Aerospace engineers may specialize in technology areas including robotics, instrumentation and communication, fluid flow, or structural design.