Careers in Aerospace
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When today’s aerospace professionals were students, they may have dreamed about colonizing the moon, designing the next great airplane, managing a spacecraft from mission control, or piloting a mission to Mars. Thanks to advancements in technology and a growing industry, many of their dreams can become your reality.
Aerospace professionals design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacture of aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. They develop new technologies for use in aviation, defense systems, and space exploration, often specializing in areas such as aerodynamics; structural design; guidance, navigation, and control; propulsion; information systems; etc. They use computer-aided design software, robotics, lasers, and advanced electronics.
The future of aerospace is exciting and challenging. The industry offers a wide array of choices when it comes to a career. Careers in Aerospace can help you plan for your aerospace education and career success. It
provides insights on common disciplines, degrees, relevant courses, and career opportunities.
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Please note that we do not recommend any specific colleges or universities—that is part of your exploration. The key is to find the program that best fits you and your future.
No matter which degree or field specialty you plan to pursue, a career in aerospace is waiting for you!
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