Learn about the types of people who become aerospace engineers. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Employment Type Mix, 2024

91% of aerospace engineers work in full-time roles while 9% work part-time.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2024

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming an aerospace engineer. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming aerospace engineers at a ratio of 4.56 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2024

18% of aerospace engineers are female and 82% are male.


Gender Bias, 2024

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being an aerospace engineer and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming an aerospace engineer and those who end up becoming one.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of aerospace engineers are White, making up 45% of the population. The next highest segments are South Asian and Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish, making up 20% and 12% respectively.