Aerospace engineers work in offices, laboratories, or manufacturing environments where they design or build electronics for aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, or systems for national defense. They work for either private companies or the federal government where they can engage in manufacturing, analysis and design, and research and development.
Typical employers include:
Aerospace and aero-engine companies
Research and development organizations
Contract agencies / Consultancies
Government agencies such as The Ministry of Defense
Aerospace engineers typically spend a considerable amount of time in office environments, working with computers and sophisticated software programs in order to assist with design elements. These software programs build virtual models, and it is up to the aerospace engineer to run test simulations and perform evaluations before the manufacturing process begins.