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Aeronautical and Aerospace Technicians


Aeronautical and aerospace technicians design, construct, test, operate, and maintain the basic structures of aircraft and spacecraft, as well as propulsion and control systems. They work with scientists and engineers. Many aeronautical and aerospace technicians assist engineers in preparing equipment drawings, diagrams, blueprints, and scale models. They collect information, make computations, and perform laboratory tests. Their work may include working on various projects involving aerodynamics, structural design, flight-test evaluation, or propulsion problems. Other technicians estimate the cost of materials and labor required to manufacture the product, serve as manufacturers' field service technicians, and write technical materials. There are approximately 10,110 aerospace engineering and operations technicians, 18,860 avionics technicians, and 131,690 aircraft mechanics and service technicians employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree




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Personality Traits

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Career Ladder
Supervisor, or Sales/Technical Representative, or Engineer

Experienced Aeronautical and Aerospace Technician

Entry-Level Aeronautical and Aerospace Technician

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