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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Aerospace Engineering – Career, Scope and Growth Prospects

What are the Job Opportunities?

As an Aerospace Engineer it is utmost crucial to decide your interest – whether you would be interested in Aeronautical Engineering or Astronautical Engineering. Both the branches have excellent job opportunities.
Job opportunities for these engineers are available in Airlines, Air Force, Corporate Research Companies, Defence Ministry, Helicopter Companies, Aviation Companies, NASA and many others.
Increasing popularity of air travel and space exploration require expertise to design and maintain improvements. Looking at heightening growth rate, the demand for smart and create Aerospace Engineers is only going to increase in the near future.
Some of the top recruiters in this space are Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Defense Research and Development Laboratories (DRDO), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Civil Aviation Department, Air India, India Space Research Organization (ISRO) and others.

What is the Job Description?

The work profile or duties of an Aerospace Engineer typically involves research, design, construction and maintenance of aircrafts and spacecrafts. An Aerospace Engineer is expected to undertake following duties:
  • Researching ways to make fuel-efficient parts and engines
  • Carrying out ground-level flight testing
  • Collecting and analyzing test data
  • Estimating project costs and timescales.

What is the Salary Range?

The average salary of an Aerospace Engineer is INR 35, 000 to INR 40,000 per month. The maximum salary offered to an Aerospace Engineer graduated from IITs is INR 15 lakhs per annum (source:

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