Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2019
1,355
growing 5.78%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$5,908
growing 6.9%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$32,300
growing 4.19%
Average Wage
$94,659
growing 3.76%
People in Workforce
419,283
growing 2.35%
Average Employee Age
44.5
growing 0.917%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology degree recipients are Wichita, KS, West Mifflin, PA, and Oklahoma City, OK. The locations with a relatively high number of Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology degree recipients are West Mifflin, PA, Wichita, KS, and Altus, OK. The most common degree awarded to students studying Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology is a < 1 year postsecondary certificate.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology and the types of students that study this field. Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology awards the most degrees in Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology in the US, but Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics and Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology.

Tuition costs for Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology majors are, on average, $5,908 for in-state public colleges, and $32,300 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions (16 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (789 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology, is Public, 2-year (789 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$5,908
Median In-State Public
$32,300
Median Out of State Private

Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology has the most Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology degree recipients, with 554 degrees awarded in 2019.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics and Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology, with 31.6% and 24.2%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Engineering Technologies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Engineering Technologies majors is $94,659 and the most common occupations are Software developers, Other managers, and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers.

The industry that employs the most Engineering Technologies majors is Computer Systems Design, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Business support services.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.
$94,659
Average Wage in Workforce
± $3,002
3.76%
1 Year Growth
± 4.24%

The average salary for Engineering Technologies majors is $94,659 and the most common occupations are Software developers, Other managers, and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers.

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Highest Paying Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Engineering Technologies majors.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Engineering Technologies majors, by number of employees, are Software developers, Other managers, and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Engineering Technologies majors working as Industrial engineers, including health & safety, Mechanical engineers, and Electrical & electronics engineers.

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Highest Paid

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Occupations by Share

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419,283
2019 Workforce
± 15,876
2.35%
1 Year Growth
± 5.26%

The number of Engineering Technologies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.35%, from 409,670 in 2018 to 419,283 in 2019.

The largest single share of Engineering Technologies graduates go on to work as Software developers (7.88%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Engineering Technologies by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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The most common industries that employ Engineering Technologies majors, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design, Construction, and Architectural, engineering & related services.

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.
419,283
2019 Workforce
± 15,876
2.35%
1 Year Growth
± 5.26%

The number of Engineering Technologies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.35%, from 409,670 in 2018 to 419,283 in 2019.

The industry which employs the most Engineering Technologies graduates by share is Computer Systems Design, followed by Construction. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Engineering Technologies.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Engineering Technologies majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Engineering Technologies in the United States. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Engineering Technologies is 44.5, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate. Male employees are more likely to hold Engineering Technologies degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Engineering Technologies (771 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.
44.5
Average Age in 2019
± 0.483 Years
0.917%
1 Year Change
± 1.52%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Engineering Technologies. The most common ages of employees with this major are 59 and 35 years old, which represent 2.87% and 2.83% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology are < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and Associates Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Engineering Technologies are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Doctorate degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (85.2%)
Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    771 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    180 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    145 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination
  1. White Male
    97 degrees awarded
  2. Non-resident Alien Male
    23 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    9 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. India
    48,881 degree recipients
  2. Mexico
    5,805 degree recipients
  3. China
    5,279 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. India
    6.75 times more than expected
  2. Iran
    2.22 times more than expected
  3. Germany
    1.94 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in India that hold Engineering Technologies degrees (6.75 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is India (48,881 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology majors need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology majors need more than the average amount of Installation, Equipment Maintenance, and Repairing.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Installation is very distinctive for majors, but the Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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