Aerospace Engineers

Job Summary

Aerospace Engineers are those persons who plan, design and test prototypes of aircraft, space craft, satellites and missiles. Their evaluations of the designs and prototypes ensure that they meet the industry standards.


Aerospace Engineers generally carry out the following duties:

  • Instruct and coordinate the testing of aerospace equipment, ensuring that all criteria are met

  • Evaluate the feasibility of project suggestions for design possibilities, budgeting and safety

  • Ensure that designs follow engineering, customer and environmental principles

  • Troubleshoot problems arising with faulty equipment



Aerospace Engineers must have a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or another engineering field or science related to aerospace engineering.

In some cases, when working on projects surrounding national defense in the U.S., security clearance is required. The level of clearance may be determined by if the individual has U.S. citizenship or not.


In order to test Aerospace Engineers effectively, employers usually administer the IQ Cognitive Test to analyze the individual’s general intelligence with regards to their analytical skills, problem solving skills and critical thinking. The Math Business Test can also be administered to assess the individual’s math skills. Lastly, the work ethics personality test which would be u used to assess an individuals work ethic and ethical code of conduct.


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Aerospace Engineers

Job Facts

2018 Median Pay
$115,220 per year, $55.39 per hour
Entry level qualification
Bachelor's degree
Number of jobs in 2016
Expected Growth rate (2016 – 26)