Last semester in my human factors class, my professor had previously worked at an airline company where she worked a variety of projects. We did multiple case studies on crash data. I learned the importance of runway traffic, seating positions, etc. It was super interesting and sounded like a fun career path.
Human Factor Engineers design objects, facilities and environments to optimize overall system performance and human well-being by investigating and analyzing charateristics of human behavior as well as it relation to technology.