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Astronaut | Aerospace Technician - Most Exciting Government Jobs

Astronaut | Aerospace Technician - Most Exciting Government Jobs

Kyle Stone | Associate Editor, GovCentral

Hundreds of government-funded American companies, along with NASA and other federal agencies, are in serious need of quality Aerospace and Defense Sector workers. Government aerospace workers often work collaboratively with major sectors of the aerospace industry, including commercial air, space exploration, national defense, and research and development.

U.S. aerospace employment currently totals over a million professionals working in good-paying jobs. With about a quarter of all current aerospace workers reaching retirement age in the next few years, there will be many new high wage career opportunities.

Qualifications

In order to qualify for many aerospace and NASA positions, you must:

● Be a United States citizen
● Be aged over 21 years old
● Pass a medical exam – checks vision, hearing, cardiovascular, mobility of extremities
● Pass an in-depth interview
● Pass an entrance exam
● Have the ability to work with complex, high-tech equipment
● Have 1,000 hours of experience in a jet aircraft
● Possess a four-year degree from an accredited university in engineering, science, or mathematics.

In Demand Occupations

Airline Pilots and Flight Engineers
Projected Salary: $52,000
Employees Needed: 33,000
Projected Growth: 9% – 17%
Average Education Level: College or Higher
Who’s Hiring: Air Force, Air National Guard, NASA

Aerospace Engineers
Projected Salary: $80,000
Employees Needed: 27,000
Projected Growth: 9% – 17%
Average Education Level: College or Higher
Who’s Hiring: Army, Air Force, Department of Transportation, Department of Treasury

Other Jobs

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Aeronautical Analyst
NASA Astronaut

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