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Incredible Alumni

Florida Tech AlumniFlorida Tech alumni number more than 50,000!

They include the first female four-star general, Ann E. Dunwoody, and dozens of other military officers; a National Teacher of the Year, Tracey Bailey; the director of a NASA center; five astronauts who have flown on the space shuttle; an Olympic medalist; and a major league pitcher among thousands of engineers, scientists, pilots, entrepreneurs, and more.

Careers in Interdisciplinary Science & Aeronautics

Each year, countless university graduates embark on a science career. Depending on an interdisciplinary science major's personal interests, and the curriculum designed with an advisor, students prepare for a science career in aviation or to continue their studies in graduate school. Interdisciplinary science graduates can be found working in:

  • Health/medicine
  • Military Armed Forces
  • Engineering/Manufacturing
  • Government
  • Research
  • Education

Florida Tech enables students to find a science career in aeronautics due to our specialized programs in aviation.

Career Outlook

In today's integrated business environment and ever changing world, employees need different skills to not only do their job but also stay relevant in the workplace. The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), provides information on specific jobs including median annual pay, working conditions and job outlook, among other things, for a science career in aeronautics.

At Florida Tech, a science career in aeronautics is enhanced through courses in specific systems and management related to aviation that ensures graduates are qualified to work in the aviation industry.

Career Options

An interdisciplinary science degree leaves career choices broader than most. Graduates of the interdisciplinary science program have gone on to science careers in aeronautics in a variety of industries. Employers include:

  • Harris Corp.
  • United States Army
  • Grumman Aerospace Corp.
  • Brevard Natural Resources Management
  • Town of Satellite Beach
  • Norfleet Engineers & Construction Florida

A science career can take many forms, including a science career in aviation and may include the following:

  • Defense industry design (e.g., "smart" weapons)
  • Research and development (e.g., space suits, jet fuels, space communication systems)
  • Bio-medicine (development of limb and joint prosthetics using nano-materials)
  • Biochemist and Biophysicist
  • Chemical Technician
  • Geoscientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Postsecondary Teacher

Entry-Level Salary Expectations

Avjobs.com provides real-time information on available jobs, job market compensation and employment support services for the aviation industry. They specialize in commercial, corporate and general aviation including airlines, aerospace, manufacturing, airports and airport based businesses throughout the world.

The site reports on every sector of aviation and aeronautics jobs with insight on what you might expect for entry-level salaries upon graduation.

Avionics: $32,000
Aerospace Research & Development: $58,000
Aerospace Engineering: $62,500
Physics: $51,200 - $99,100

PayScale.com is another online salary information company providing real-time information on job market compensation. The site provides insight on what you might expect for entry-level income and reports on a variety of jobs that lead to a science career in aeronautics.

Graduate and Doctoral Programs

Higher education options are unlimited with an interdisciplinary science degree. The broad training in science that the Florida Tech Interdisciplinary Science program provides readies our graduates for a science career in aeronautics, either immediately upon graduation or after completing graduate studies at prestigious institutions such as:

  • University of Florida
  • University of Miami
  • University of Texas
  • University of South Florida
  • Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • East Tennessee State

For a science career in aeronautics, Florida Tech is the university of choice.