As Aerospace engineering involves design and manufacture of very high technology systems, the job requires manual, technical as well as mechanical aptitude. Aeronautical engineers usually work in teams under the supervision of senior engineers, bringing together their skills and technical expertise. Though highly paid, the work is very demanding. An aeronautical engineer needs to be physically fit and fully dedicated to their work. One needs to be alert, have an eye for detail and should have a high level of mathematical precision to be successful.
The specializations include areas like; structural design, navigational guidance and control systems, instrumentation and communication or production methods or it can be in a particular product such as military aircrafts, passenger planes, helicopters, satellites, rockets etc. Engineers may work in areas like design, development, and maintenance as well as in managerial and teaching posts in institutes. There is a very high demand in airlines, aircraft manufacturing units, air turbine production plants or design development programs for the aviation industry. Aerospace environment is sophisticated with rewarding career opportunities involving leading-edge technology.