Post # 1
I just wanted to know what kind of companies you work for… and if you don’t mind.. just an aprox salary… I am not in engineering but Fiance is a level 3 engineer for the air force right now working on his masters.. SO by the time he gets out he will have 5 years experience, his masters (prob working on his phd) and be a level 3 cetrified engineer (government sector). I was just curious what types of jobs that you bees held, we were hoping for a government job because he has some certs that would be beneficial in a government position. But whenever I search for engineering jobs, systems engineering never comes up!
Post # 3
I think it’s really going to depend on what his background is and what field he is looking to go into. You get your bach. in a specific engineering then get your masters in systems. And usually that’s focused in one area – aerospace (spacecraft or aircraft), chemical, automative, nuclear, etc. So I don’t think you’ll be able to search for just “systems engineering,” you’ll have to search for “aerospace systems” or “chemical systems.” What are his degrees in? What field does he want to go into? Any part of the country you’re looking to move to or stay in?
I work for an aerospace company near DC and engineers with their masters start at around roughly $80,000. I have a friend with an masters in aerospace systmes working in LA that started off somewhere between $80,000 – $90,000. This varies with school and experience though. The salaries I listed are for fresh-outs and both of these places are commercial. Commerical usually pays better than government, but benefits vary.
Post # 4
@RunsWithBears: oh wow thank you for that clarification! Basically his bach is in systems engineering with a focus in computer systems but has all of his experience in aero space. He is currently at like the air force’s aerospace headquarters. I am not sure how much info I am allowed to give if you catch my drift. He was actually explaining to me that because he is air force and they needed a systems engineer he didnt have to work his way up like in the civilian world.. he got to start off with the systems.. does that make any sense? We would really like him to come to florida.. as I am kinda stuck here for various reasons…