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Employers of Aerospace Engineering majors in PR

Aerospace Engineers

Aerospace engineers primarily design aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they create and test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design. Aerospace engineers are employed in industries whose workers design or build aircraft, missiles, systems for national defense, or spacecraft. Aerospace engineers are employed primarily in manufacturing, analysis and design, research and development, and the federal government. Aerospace engineers must have a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or another field of engineering or science related to aerospace systems. Aerospace engineers who work on projects that are related to national defense may need a security clearance. The median annual wage for aerospace engineers was $113,030 in May 2017. Employment of aerospace engineers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Aircraft are being redesigned to cause less noise pollution and have better fuel efficiency, which will help sustain demand for research and development. In addition, as international governments refocus their space exploration efforts, new companies are emerging to provide access to space beyond the access afforded by standard governmental space agencies.

Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians

Aerospace engineering and operations technicians operate and maintain equipment used in developing, testing, producing, and sustaining new aircraft and spacecraft. Increasingly, these workers are using computer-based modeling and simulation tools and processes in their work, as well as advanced automation and robotics. Aerospace engineering and operations technicians usually work in manufacturing or industrial plants, laboratories, and offices. Some of these workers may be exposed to hazards from equipment or from toxic materials, but incidents are rare as long as proper procedures are followed. Many employers prefer to hire aerospace engineering and operations technicians who have earned an associate’s degree in engineering technology or who have completed vocational-technical education in computer programming or robotics and machining. Prospective technicians also may earn certificates or diplomas offered by vocational or technical schools. Some aerospace engineering and operations technicians must have security clearances to work on projects related to national defense. The median annual wage for aerospace engineering and operations technicians was $67,240 in May 2017. Employment of aerospace engineering and operations technicians is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Many workers in this occupation work on projects that are related to national defense and therefore require security clearances.

Airline and Commercial Pilots
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Airline and commercial pilots fly and navigate airplanes, helicopters, and other aircraft. Pilots usually have variable work schedules, with overnight layovers that are more common for airline pilots. Airline pilots typically begin their careers as commercial pilots or flight instructors. Commercial pilots need a high school diploma or equivalent and a commercial pilot’s license from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Airline pilots usually need a bachelor’s degree and also must have the FAA-issued Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate. The median annual wage for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers was $137,330 in May 2017. The median annual wage for commercial pilots was $78,740 in May 2017. Overall employment of airline and commercial pilots is projected to grow 4 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations. Most job opportunities will arise from the need to replace pilots who leave the workforce. Over the next 10 years, many pilots are expected to retire as they reach the required retirement age of 65.

Air Traffic Controllers

Air traffic controllers coordinate the movement of aircraft to maintain safe distances between them. Air traffic controllers work in control towers, approach control facilities, or route centers. Their work can be stressful because maximum concentration is required at all times. Night, weekend, and rotating shifts are common. There are several paths to becoming an air traffic controller. Candidates typically need an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree from the Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative program. Other applicants must have 3 years of progressively responsible work experience, have completed 4 years of college, or have a combination of both. One must also be a U.S. citizen, submit to medical and background checks, and take exams and courses at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) academy. The median annual wage for air traffic controllers was $124,540 in May 2017. Employment of air traffic controllers is projected to grow 3 percent from 2016 to 2016, slower than the average for all occupations. Competition for air traffic controller jobs is expected to be very strong, with many people applying for a relatively small number of jobs.

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Company City State
Aguadilla
PR
Hamilton Sundstrand De Puerto Rico, Inc.
Sundstrand De Puerto Rico Inc
Santa Isabel
PR
Aguadilla
PR
Luquillo
PR
Transporte Daniel Cotto Inc.
Transporte Cotto
San Juan
PR
Aguadilla
PR
Carolina
PR
Rtx Corporation
Collins Aerospace
Santa Isabel
PR
Carolina
PR
Guaynabo
PR
San Juan
PR
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