I am thinking about being a mechanical engineer but there are a few things I wanted to take into account before I picked this field. First, the amount of available jobs is important. Second, salary. I'm not a money crazed person but I plan on raising a family. I want to be able to pay off all of my debt as fast as I can and never be in debt ever again. I want to be able to pay for my kids' college if I ever end up having any. I want to have a lot of financial security. Third, I want to go into the aerospace industry. What jobs would be available for me in this industry with a degree in mechanical engineering? Fourth, would it be smart to get a masters degree in aerospace engineering? Would it effect job openings and salary? Thank you guys for your time. I really appreciate it.