Computer engineers are needed to assist aerospace engineers in communications and other types of computer functions.
Scientists such as physicists or metallurgists do the research needed to create new materials.
Aerospace engineers develop new technologies for use in aviation.They also may specialize in a particular type of aerospace product, such as commercial aircraft, military fighter jets, helicopters, spacecraft, or missiles and rockets.
Many also work for companies that are under government contract to produce equipment needed for missiles and spacecraft. They study how the materials will react in certain conditions such as intense heat or speeds encountered in space travel.
Aerospace engineers often specialize on instrumentation and communication.