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17: Aerospace Engineer
Median Salary: $79,998
Salary Growth (2009–2015): +13%
Total Employees: 9,200
Change in Employees (2009–2015): -21%
This is a category that’s dominated by big manufacturers (in Canada, especially, there are few homegrown ones—most are foreign-owned subsidiaries). Given the complex supply chains, there are plenty of smaller companies to work for as well. Alternative fuel sources are a growing area of interest in this field. Specific job titles in this field vary: from aerodynamics engineer to systems engineer, there’s potential to specialize.