Aerospace engineering is certainly one of the most exciting fields a technically inclined young student can enter. Indeed, the industry is worth approximately $641 billion and continues to grow.
Not all aerospace engineers design complete aircraft by themselves, though. Large aircraft are enormously complex - a Boeing 747 contains roughly 6 million moving parts.
Most engineers therefore work in teams, conducting research, materials testing, and supervising the production of new components and vehicles. Others perform inspections and draw up documentation, or work in management or maintenance.