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Drone engineers with five or more years of experience advance to senior engineer positions, in which they handle more complex projects and responsibilities. Those with 10 or more years of experience in supervisory roles may become chief engineers, responsible for overseeing the progress and completion of drone engineering projects, managing larger teams and staff that may be located in different offices, and traveling to meet with clients and other team members. Drone engineers may become college professors and also teach workshops and speak at conferences hosted by industry associations.

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