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Aerospace Engineers Skills

Below are the skills needed to be aerospace engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Critical Thinking4.124.62
Reading Comprehension45
Science45.12
Active Listening3.884.12
Complex Problem Solving3.884.25

Aerospace Engineers Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be aerospace engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Written Comprehension4.125.12
Deductive Reasoning44.75
Inductive Reasoning44.25
Information Ordering44
Problem Sensitivity44.12

Aerospace Engineers Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be aerospace engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Engineering and Technology4.766.1
Mathematics4.255.57
Design4.135.41
Physics4.034.84
Computers and Electronics3.854.62

Aerospace Engineers Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being aerospace engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Interacting With Computers4.885.32
Processing Information4.546.35
Analyzing Data or Information4.535.84
Making Decisions and Solving Problems4.495.84
Getting Information4.375.26

Aerospace Engineers Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being aerospace engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Attention to Detail4.69
Analytical Thinking4.51
Dependability4.17
Adaptability/Flexibility4.12
Initiative4.12

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Aerospace Engineers

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Aerospace Engineers jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim5,020 $128,730
Huntsville3,950 $117,930
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington3,060 $117,730
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land2,720 $121,210
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara2,080 $121,800
Wichita1,890 $104,710
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale1,870 $100,780
San Diego-Carlsbad1,660 $108,830
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood1,470 $133,950
California-Lexington Park1,030 $110,310

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to aerospace engineers

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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