So, about 3 years ago I was on these forums getting an idea of what I wanted to do after I got out of the military. My how time flys because my military service is almost up as I have a little more than a year left. My job in the Air Force is an avionics tech on fighter jets. I love my job minus the red tape(that needs to be there) due to the lives at risk. I like getting my hands dirty but I also like to learn how the stuff actually works and the physics/science behind the component that I am working on. I guess my views on what I want to do has changed a bit compared to when I first joined the air force but I still have a love for physics and space. So instead of going for a straight up physics degree or astronomy degree I was leaning more towards an aerospace engineering degree but have a few questions. What does an aerospace engineer actually do on a day to day basis? I know this is a broad question but I am wondering how closely realted my current job in the military would be to something I might find with an aerospace degree. Also what colleges have good aerospace engineering programs? I hoping to find something that isn't to terribly expensive but I do have my GI bill to fall back on as well as A LOT of grants being prior military. Also how much of a demand does the market actually have for someone with an aerospace degree(I also currently have an associates in applied science of avionics due to my job)? I realise I should not pick a degree purely based on what the market has to offer but I am a realist at heart. I would rather being doing a job I sort of love and have food on the table than one that I truly love and be broke. Thank you for all who are reading!