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1. Aerospace Engineer

Top Locations:
Cherryville, NC;  Dayton, OH;  Kirkland, WA;  Middle River, MD;  San Diego, CA;  Tucson, AZ;  Clearfield, UT;  Louisville, CO;  Sunnyvale, CA;  China Lake Acres, CA;  
Job Description:
Aerospace engineers design primarily aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.

2. Engineer

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  San Diego, CA;  Austin, TX;  Dallas, TX;  Los Angeles, CA;  Denver, CO;  Las Vegas, NV;  
Job Description:
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

3. Mechanical Engineer

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  San Diego, CA;  Boston, MA;  Pittsburgh, PA;  Saint Louis, MO;  Chicago, IL;  Philadelphia, PA;  Orlando, FL;  Rochester, NY;  
Job Description:
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

4. Engineering Internship

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  San Diego, CA;  Dallas, TX;  San Jose, CA;  Philadelphia, PA;  Atlanta, GA;  San Francisco, CA;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Civil engineering technicians help civil engineers to plan, design, and build highways, bridges, utilities, and other infrastructure projects. They also help to plan, design, and build commercial, industrial, residential, and land development projects.

5. Systems Engineer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Dallas, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Austin, TX;  Washington, DC;  San Diego, CA;  Huntsville, AL;  Chicago, IL;  Charlotte, NC;  
Job Description:
Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.
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6. Aeronautical Engineer

Top Locations:
Fort Worth, TX;  Marietta, GA;  Palmdale, CA;  Buffalo, NY;  Chula Vista, CA;  Davis, CA;  Edwards Air Force Base, CA;  Elizabeth City, NC;  Kirkland, WA;  Lexington, KY;  
Job Description:
Aerospace engineers design primarily aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.

7. Design Engineer

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Wichita, KS;  San Diego, CA;  Everett, WA;  Cincinnati, OH;  New York, NY;  Portland, OR;  Atlanta, GA;  Indianapolis, IN;  San Jose, CA;  
Job Description:
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

8. Test Engineer

Top Locations:
San Diego, CA;  Austin, TX;  Houston, TX;  San Jose, CA;  Dallas, TX;  New York, NY;  Atlanta, GA;  Redmond, WA;  Chicago, IL;  Santa Clara, CA;  
Job Description:
A Test Engineer is focused on planning, designing, and evaluating products. They interact with other engineering groups to define, analyze, and perform tests for products, systems, and components.

9. Project Engineer

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  San Diego, CA;  Denver, CO;  Dallas, TX;  San Francisco, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Tulsa, OK;  
Job Description:
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

10. Pilot

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Mobile, AL;  Los Angeles, CA;  Houston, TX;  Knoxville, TN;  Las Vegas, NV;  Oklahoma City, OK;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  Orlando, FL;  
Job Description:
Airline and commercial pilots fly and navigate airplanes, helicopters, and other aircraft. Airline pilots fly for airlines that transport people and cargo on a fixed schedule. Commercial pilots fly aircraft for other purposes, such as charter flights, rescue operations, firefighting, aerial photography, and aerial application, also known as crop dusting.

11. Manufacturing Engineer

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Everett, WA;  Wichita, KS;  Savannah, GA;  Tulsa, OK;  Fort Worth, TX;  Charleston, SC;  Waterloo, IA;  Irvine, CA;  Jacksonville, FL;  
Job Description:
A Manufacturing Engineer plans, designs, sets up, and monitors the manufacturing processes. They work in various sectors, such as plastics, oil, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology.

12. Propulsion Engineer

Top Locations:
Atlanta, GA;  Everett, WA;  Los Angeles, CA;  Cedar Park, TX;  Saint Louis, MO;  Bremerton, WA;  Buffalo, NY;  Cape May, NJ;  Centennial, CO;  Chandler, AZ;  
Job Description:
Aerospace engineers design primarily aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.

13. Software Engineer

Top Locations:
San Francisco, CA;  New York, NY;  Austin, TX;  San Diego, CA;  San Jose, CA;  Seattle, WA;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  Boston, MA;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

14. Aircraft Mechanic

Top Locations:
San Antonio, TX;  Jacksonville, FL;  Corpus Christi, TX;  San Diego, CA;  Fort Worth, TX;  Savannah, GA;  Las Vegas, NV;  Greenville, TX;  Fort Campbell North, KY;  Lake Charles, LA;  
Job Description:
Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians repair and perform scheduled maintenance on aircraft. They also may perform aircraft inspections as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

15. Aerodynamics Engineer

Top Locations:
Torrance, CA;  Wichita, KS;  Albuquerque, NM;  Ann Arbor, MI;  Chula Vista, CA;  Hawthorne, CA;  Isabela, PR;  Saint Louis, MO;  Chandler, AZ;  Detroit, MI;  
Job Description:
Aerospace engineers design primarily aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.

16. Quality Engineer

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Grand Rapids, MI;  Irvine, CA;  Warsaw, IN;  Louisville, KY;  Cincinnati, OH;  San Antonio, TX;  Auburn Hills, MI;  Austin, TX;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.

17. Electrical Engineer

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  Philadelphia, PA;  Newport News, VA;  Irvine, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  San Diego, CA;  Charlotte, NC;  Tucson, AZ;  Dallas, TX;  
Job Description:
Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, and power generation equipment. Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systems—from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPSs).

18. Process Engineer

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Austin, TX;  Chandler, AZ;  Dallas, TX;  Hillsboro, OR;  Baton Rouge, LA;  San Diego, CA;  San Jose, CA;  Louisville, KY;  Rochester, NY;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.

19. Product Engineer

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Auburn Hills, MI;  Austin, TX;  Dallas, TX;  San Jose, CA;  New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Livonia, MI;  Philadelphia, PA;  Santa Clara, CA;  
Job Description:
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

20. Analyst

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  Indianapolis, IN;  Detroit, MI;  Washington, DC;  Austin, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Tampa, FL;  Dallas, TX;  
Job Description:
Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve the efficiency of an organization. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.

21. Structural Analysis Engineer

Top Locations:
Everett, WA;  Houston, TX;  Salt Lake City, UT;  Long Beach, CA;  Wichita, KS;  Appleton, WI;  Austin, TX;  Bellevue, WA;  Charleston, SC;  Cincinnati, OH;  
Job Description:
Aerospace engineers design primarily aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.

22. Mechanical Engineering Internship

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  San Diego, CA;  Orlando, FL;  Los Angeles, CA;  Pittsburgh, PA;  Chicago, IL;  Portland, OR;  Boston, MA;  Salt Lake City, UT;  
Job Description:
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

23. Flight Test Engineer

Top Locations:
Edwards Air Force Base, CA;  Seattle, WA;  Wichita, KS;  Savannah, GA;  Huntsville, AL;  Middle River, MD;  Saint Louis, MO;  Greenville, TX;  Vero Beach, FL;  West Palm Beach, FL;  
Job Description:
Aerospace engineers design primarily aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.

24. Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Top Locations:
Greensboro, NC;  Miami, FL;  Chicago, IL;  Jacksonville, FL;  Atlanta, GA;  Everett, WA;  Fort Worth, TX;  Oklahoma City, OK;  Tucson, AZ;  Las Vegas, NV;  
Job Description:
Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians repair and perform scheduled maintenance on aircraft. They also may perform aircraft inspections as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

25. Data Scientist

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Boston, MA;  Dallas, TX;  Palo Alto, CA;  San Jose, CA;  Seattle, WA;  Austin, TX;  Cambridge, MA;  
Job Description:
Computer and information research scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, medicine, science, and other fields.

26. Structures Engineer

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Overland Park, KS;  Pittsburgh, PA;  New Orleans, LA;  Raleigh, NC;  Denver, CO;  Miami, FL;  Saint Louis, MO;  
Job Description:
Civil engineers design, build, supervise, operate, and maintain construction projects and systems in the public and private sector, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment.

27. Stress Engineer

Top Locations:
Wichita, KS;  Houston, TX;  Everett, WA;  Aiken, SC;  Bellingham, WA;  Long Beach, CA;  Savannah, GA;  Arlington, TX;  Chula Vista, CA;  Dallas, TX;  
Job Description:
Aerospace engineers design primarily aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.

28. Mechanical Design Engineer

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  San Diego, CA;  San Jose, CA;  Orlando, FL;  Fort Worth, TX;  Irvine, CA;  Los Angeles, CA;  Wichita, KS;  Cincinnati, OH;  Huntsville, AL;  
Job Description:
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

29. Maintenance Technician

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  Indianapolis, IN;  Las Vegas, NV;  Atlanta, GA;  San Antonio, TX;  Memphis, TN;  Phoenix, AZ;  Columbus, OH;  Denver, CO;  
Job Description:
General maintenance and repair workers fix and maintain machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings. They paint, repair flooring, and work on plumbing, electrical, and air-conditioning and heating systems.

30. Senior Engineer

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  Atlanta, GA;  Austin, TX;  San Francisco, CA;  San Diego, CA;  San Jose, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Denver, CO;  Washington, DC;  
Job Description:
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

31. Surgeon

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Baltimore, MD;  Tacoma, WA;  Asheville, NC;  Atlanta, GA;  Portage, MI;  Washington, DC;  Albuquerque, NM;  Austin, TX;  Birmingham, AL;  
Job Description:
Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. Physicians examine patients; take medical histories; prescribe medications; and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests. They counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventive healthcare. Surgeons operate on patients to treat injuries, such as broken bones; diseases, such as cancerous tumors; and deformities, such as cleft palates.

32. Engineering Associate

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Pittsburgh, PA;  Atlanta, GA;  Columbia, SC;  Los Angeles, CA;  Austin, TX;  Houston, TX;  Peoria, IL;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Electrical and electronics engineering technicians help engineers design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment. They often work in product evaluation and testing, using measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test, and repair equipment. They are also involved in the manufacture and deployment of equipment for automation.

33. Aviation Maintenance Technician

Top Locations:
Jacksonville, FL;  Atlanta, GA;  Everett, WA;  Tulsa, OK;  Chesapeake, VA;  San Diego, CA;  Beaufort, SC;  Greensboro, NC;  Indianapolis, IN;  Lake City, FL;  
Job Description:
Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians repair and perform scheduled maintenance on aircraft. They also may perform aircraft inspections as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

34. Co-Operations Engineer

Top Locations:
Cincinnati, OH;  Louisville, KY;  Philadelphia, PA;  Rochester, NY;  Pittsburgh, PA;  Houston, TX;  Warsaw, IN;  Birmingham, AL;  Dayton, OH;  Cleveland, OH;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.

35. Engineering Technician

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Austin, TX;  San Diego, CA;  Oklahoma City, OK;  Phoenix, AZ;  Hillsboro, OR;  Denver, CO;  Huntsville, AL;  Fort Worth, TX;  North Charleston, SC;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineering technicians help industrial engineers implement designs to use personnel, materials, and machines effectively in factories, stores, healthcare organizations, repair shops, and offices. They prepare machinery and equipment layouts, plan workflows, conduct statistical production studies, and analyze production costs.

36. Avionics Engineer

Top Locations:
Kirkland, WA;  Wichita, KS;  Angola, IN;  Mukilteo, WA;  Rockford, IL;  Tulsa, OK;  Ann Arbor, MI;  Coatesville, PA;  Culver City, CA;  Detroit, MI;  
Job Description:
Aerospace engineers design primarily aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.

37. Simulation Engineer

Top Locations:
McLean, VA;  Rossville, IL;  Colorado Springs, CO;  Detroit, MI;  Erie, PA;  Sterling Heights, MI;  Acton, MA;  Austin, TX;  Berkeley, CA;  Bessemer, AL;  
Job Description:
Aerospace engineers design primarily aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.

38. Controls Engineer

Top Locations:
Columbus, IN;  Houston, TX;  Farmington Hills, MI;  Auburn Hills, MI;  Dearborn, MI;  Louisville, KY;  Pontiac, MI;  Atlanta, GA;  Detroit, MI;  Cincinnati, OH;  
Job Description:
Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, and power generation equipment. Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systems—from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPSs).

39. Field Engineer

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Midland, TX;  San Antonio, TX;  Oklahoma City, OK;  Odessa, TX;  Williston, ND;  New York, NY;  Atlanta, GA;  Casper, WY;  Denver, CO;  
Job Description:
Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, and power generation equipment. Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systems—from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPSs).

40. Application Engineer

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  San Jose, CA;  Austin, TX;  Dallas, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Charlotte, NC;  Chicago, IL;  Milwaukee, WI;  New York, NY;  Salt Lake City, UT;  
Job Description:
Sales engineers sell complex scientific and technological products or services to businesses. They must have extensive knowledge of the products’ parts and functions and must understand the scientific processes that make these products work.

41. Senior Mechanical Engineer

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  San Diego, CA;  San Jose, CA;  Chicago, IL;  Irvine, CA;  Austin, TX;  Charlotte, NC;  Fremont, CA;  Pittsburgh, PA;  Redmond, WA;  
Job Description:
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

42. Sales Engineer

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Austin, TX;  New York, NY;  Denver, CO;  Fort Wayne, IN;  Chicago, IL;  Dallas, TX;  San Diego, CA;  Charlotte, NC;  
Job Description:
Sales engineers sell complex scientific and technological products or services to businesses. They must have extensive knowledge of the products’ parts and functions and must understand the scientific processes that make these products work.

43. Flight Engineer

Top Locations:
Dover, DE;  Jacksonville, FL;  Little Rock, AR;  Jacksonville, AR;  McGuire Air Force Base, NJ;  Oak Harbor, WA;  Cannon Air Force Base, NM;  Kirtland, NM;  Nellis Air Force Base, NV;  Patrick Air Force Base, FL;  
Job Description:
Airline and commercial pilots fly and navigate airplanes, helicopters, and other aircraft. Airline pilots fly for airlines that transport people and cargo on a fixed schedule. Commercial pilots fly aircraft for other purposes, such as charter flights, rescue operations, firefighting, aerial photography, and aerial application, also known as crop dusting.

44. Senior Software Engineer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Atlanta, GA;  Austin, TX;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  Dallas, TX;  San Francisco, CA;  San Diego, CA;  San Jose, CA;  Boston, MA;  
Job Description:
Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

45. Senior Systems Engineer

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Washington, DC;  Houston, TX;  San Diego, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Huntsville, AL;  Chicago, IL;  Dallas, TX;  Phoenix, AZ;  Chantilly, VA;  
Job Description:
Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

46. Field Service Technician

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  New York, NY;  Austin, TX;  Dallas, TX;  San Antonio, TX;  San Diego, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  Midland, TX;  Oklahoma City, OK;  
Job Description:
Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians inspect, maintain, and repair vehicles and machinery used in construction, farming, rail transportation, and other industries.

47. Design Engineer Internship

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Wichita, KS;  New York, NY;  San Diego, CA;  Dallas, TX;  Los Angeles, CA;  Saint Louis, MO;  Chandler, AZ;  Chicago, IL;  Jackson, MN;  
Job Description:
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

48. Registered Nurse

Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  San Antonio, TX;  Phoenix, AZ;  Chicago, IL;  Dallas, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Nashville, TN;  San Diego, CA;  Baltimore, MD;  
Job Description:
Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.

49. Research Engineer

Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  San Diego, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  New York, NY;  Rochester, NY;  Salt Lake City, UT;  Hampton, VA;  Tempe, AZ;  Austin, TX;  Boston, MA;  
Job Description:
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

50. Staff Engineer

Top Locations:
San Diego, CA;  Houston, TX;  San Jose, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  Irvine, CA;  Austin, TX;  Nashville, TN;  Naperville, IL;  Sunnyvale, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

Aerospace Engineering Major Jobs

Average Salary For an Aerospace Engineering Major

Depending on the industry that aerospace engineering majors work in, their salaries can vary significantly. In fact, we found that aerospace engineering majors who work in the finance industry have an average salary of $76,513, while those who work in the construction industry have an average salary of $67,470. If salary is the most important thing to you, then you should look for jobs in the finance industry.

Average Salary
$75,119
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Best Paying Industries
Industry
Average Salary
Finance
Finance
$76,513
$77k
Technology
Technology
$74,001
$74k
Energy
Energy
$73,541
$74k
Automotive
Automotive
$71,639
$72k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$70,289
$70k

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Updated July 15, 2020