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Cal State Long Beach Aerospace Engineering a good investment?

SkentotoSkentoto Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
Hi, a few weeks ago, I have been accepted to CSULB as pre-Aerospace Engineering and I was wondering what is the success rate of getting a decent job after graduating. I feel like even if I graduate, I won't be able to get a job because of the overall competitiveness of the aerospace industry.

Replies to: Cal State Long Beach Aerospace Engineering a good investment?

  • mikemacmikemac Registered User Posts: 10,273 Senior Member
    edited March 19
    The Occupational Outlook Handbook is your friend. See https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/aerospace-engineers.htm You can also call the dept and ask about their placement rate for grads the last few years.

    Nobody has a crystal ball, including BLS. That said, your chances of getting a job improve if you take part in engineering clubs (especially those that build stuff and enter contests) and leap hold internships prior to graduating.

    Also aerospace is a diverging job market. If you want the traditional job (airplanes or missiles) there are relatively few large employers and locations since the industry has been consolidating for decades now and they are at the whim of the Federal procurement budget. On the flip side there are new employers such as SpaceX, and also new areas where aerospace engineers can work such as in wind turbine design.
  • SkentotoSkentoto Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    @mikemac Thanks! Do you now specifically if CSULB has a good program for aerospace engineering though?
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