Aerospace and Defense Career Pathway Information

What Did We Learn Directly from Employers about the Careers at White Sands Missile Range, NASA, Jacobs Engineering, Virgin Galactic, Spaceport America, and Boeing?

If you want to become part of these amazing opportunities, following is more about the needed skills, degrees, and previous work experience that they are looking for. For a full report, click here.

First off, there are a host of different types of jobs:

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Most Requested Degrees

Bachelor Degrees:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Scientist
  • Business Management/Accounting
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Cyber Security
  • Physicist

Associate Degrees:

  • Electrical Engineering/Electronics Technology
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Technology
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Computer Assisted Design
  • Chemical Technician
  • Web Design
  • Water Technician
  • Applied Technology
  • Welding Technician
  • Hospitality

Most Requested Trades and Certificates

  • Licensed Electricians
  • Welding
  • Airframe and Powerplant
  • Electricians
  • Water Systems Operator
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Mechanic
  • Drafting
  • Heavy Equipment Operator/Commercial Drivers License
  • Pilots for Manned and Unmanned Vehicles
  • Hospitality

Most Requested Experiences (No Degree Required)

  • Logistics/Supply Chain – Materials Handler/Inventory Clear
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Facilities
  • Mechanical Technicians
  • Chemical Technicians
  • Computer Technicians
  • Laborers
  • Baristas

Software Programming Languages Needed

  • C+ and C++ (3 members)
  • Python
  • PLC Ladder Logic
  • LabView
  • SQL