Becoming an Aerospace Engineer

At the moment I am in grade 9. I am thinking of becoming an aerospace engineer, what should I focus on to further my knowledge right now to become more educated in becoming an aerospace engineer. Also how much money would I make in this profession? Thank you
posted by Arieh, Canada on April 18, 2014

Answer by Amelia Scharrer

Hi Arieh - Aerospace engineering would be a great profession.  I think the first step is to browse some college web sites that have aerospace engineering programs. See what they are looking for in their incoming freshman and what types of class you would be expected to take. If there are any colleges in your area you might reach out to the professors or students who can give you an idea of what was most helpful to them. You should be taking all the math and science class you can. 

You could also stay current on news articles about aerospace engineering.  The NASA website is a great reference. 

As for the salary I checked out this website: http://www1.salary.com/Aerospace-Engineer-I-Salary.html