Author Topic: Looking for my Future Career in Aerospace, I am facing a Dilemma.  (Read 14118 times)

Offline Jim

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Also, I am looking into Project Management. I feel that would suit me somehow. I am currently taking a Project Management in Aerospace Course, and it's fascinating, but man being a project manager at NASA must be incredible. But anyways great to see this thread is still here, and well, I am back!

Program manager is not an entry or even midlevel job, it takes years of experience in other fields.

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It is my understanding that most aerospace management degree graduates go on to airport management, not many into rocket or space management.  There are 100's of airports. 

Like someone said, teaching aerospace will require a phd. 

Engineering requires a lot of math and physics, but they are needed in both aeronautical and space related activities. 

Then there is manufacturing of rockets and spacecraft, requiring both engineers and management. 

If you can get an internship job in the summer, that would give you work experience and help get a job when you graduate. 

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It is my understanding that most aerospace management degree graduates go on to airport management, not many into rocket or space management.  There are 100's of airports. 

Airport management is not the same as spacecraft or rocket program development or operations management. 

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If you're looking for jobs in NASA, absolutely apply for NASA OSTEM internships. It's what helped land me a position as a NASA contractor. I don't have an aerospace degree either.

https://intern.nasa.gov/

OSTEM Interns:

https://stemgateway.nasa.gov/public/s/explore-opportunities
« Last Edit: 06/19/2023 05:25 pm by Orbiter »
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