Structures Engineer (Aviation)
What Does A Structures Engineer (Aviation) Do?
Aerospace engineers design and develop aerospace vehicles, systems, and their components. In addition, they may be involved in the installation, operation, and evaluation of these systems. These engineers often utilize computer-based modeling and simulation tools.
How Do I Become A Structures Engineer (Aviation)?
A four-year bachelor’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering is required. A higher degree (master’s degree), which may take an additional two-three years to earn, would be more valuable and may be necessary to obtain positions in some organizations.
What is the Average Salary For A Structures Engineer (Aviation)?
High – 114,000
Median – 72,000
Low – 49,000
What Courses Should I Take To Become A Structures Engineer (Aviation)?
- Science – As much as possible, including physics!
- Math – As much as possible, including calculus!
- English – As much as possible!
- Technical Writing
- Public Speaking
What Is The Work Environment For A Structures Engineer (Aviation)?
Aerospace engineers are generally employed by airplane and spacecraft manufacturers, the government, and universities. Depending on the employer, many of these engineers may require security clearances. In addition, some work with hazardous equipment and/or toxic materials may be required.
What Is The Future Outlook For A Structures Engineer (Aviation)?
The job outlook for this position looks fair over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. Opportunities look good in Canada.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada