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  1. Mar 31, 2009 #1

    just wondering how much scope there is in aerospace engineering and how well aerospace engineers get paid in comparison to other engineering disciplines- i really like aerospace but i'd just like to know where it ranks in terms of salary; how much do they get paid, and where can you find work? and how good are the research possibilities.

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  3. Mar 31, 2009 #2
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  4. Mar 31, 2009 #3
    thanks that was a quite useful link
  5. Apr 4, 2009 #4
    Here aerospace gets a higher wage than a fair few other engineering sectors, trumped mainly by Chemical and "some" electrical.

    I would do aerospace over most other engineering even if it payed the least.

    I think only F1 would get my attention more than aerospace.

    Do because you want to, not because it pays well, or you'll find you'll hate the job and thus no do well, thus not getting promoted well.
  6. Apr 4, 2009 #5
    Yes I think I'm going to go ahead with aerospace. (because i want to :))

    And where exactly is "Here"?
  7. Apr 14, 2009 #6
    From my advice from doing an aeronautical engineering degree, i would only take it if you are serious about aerospace, and realy enjoy engineering, because it was in my experiance alot of hard work, and then evin more work! :P . But saying that I realy enjoyed my course. But on the other had if you are only slightly interested, try doing something like mechanical engineering, as the workload is slightly less, allowing you to have more fun at uni :P
  8. Apr 14, 2009 #7
    What school are you looking at?

    Also, what specialty of aerospace are you more interested in, if you have one? The two main divisions for study are atmospheric and space.
  9. Apr 15, 2009 #8
    I’ve come to call this ego-driven behavior the “loser decision.” I don’t mean it as an insult. It’s an objective fact that life often presents us with choices where the comfortable decision leads nowhere and one that threatens your ego has all the potential in the world.
  10. Apr 17, 2009 #9
    I don't mind extra workload, as long as the work is good (which i think it will be)!
    now, both the atmospheric and the space side appeal to me- i can't say which one i prefer until i actually do it..
    what i wanted to know was whether something like computer engineering or chemical engineering has much more potential than aerospace and if so, is the difference so much that i should think twice before doing aerospace?
    Thanks for all the input
  11. Apr 17, 2009 #10
    No, you will find plenty of jobs in both industries assuming you do well in your courses.
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