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Avionics Engineers


Avionics (from the words aviation and electronics) is the application of electronics to the operation of aircraft, spacecraft, and missiles. Avionics engineers conduct research and solve developmental problems associated with aviation, such as instrument landing systems and other safety instruments for aircraft or space vehicles. Avionics engineers are a subspecialty of the field of aerospace engineering. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in May 2019 there were approximately 66,400 aerospace engineers employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Some Postsecondary Training




About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On



Career Ladder
Avionics Engineering Supervisor/Manager or College Professor

Avionics Engineer

Junior Avionics Engineer

Avionics or Aerospace Technician

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