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You need to study the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics to pursue a career in space. There are different fields in space that you can opt for, so decide the one you have the aptitude for. Visit space science exhibitions/shows, and read relevant magazines, books, and online content for getting acquainted with the latest developments and kinds of roles.

Some of the space jobs that are in demand include astronomers, atmospheric scientists, plasma physicists, aerospace engineers, electronics, mechanics, computer hardware engineers, avionics, meteorological technicians, media producers, technical writers, photographers, and public relations specialists. The different kinds of roles have specific qualifications and eligibility criteria for entry by private and government employers.

There is a promising potential for career specialisations in space. You can work in space technology, engineering, physical/biological studies, academic research, and other areas. Many new fields are also being added. The space jobs are not only financially rewarding but you also get to learn about new discoveries making the work even more gratifying.

Some of the space jobs are stressful as pushing the limits of science and technology can get challenging. With time constraints building a new product or completing a project isn’t always easy. This is the reason that space organisations prefer employees with the ability to cope with stress and work under pressure.

The yearly salary for different space positions varies depending on the area of expertise, job responsibilities, employer, and other factors. Research scientists, aeronautical or aerospace engineers, astrophysicists, and climatologists are among the highly paid space workers. Apply to your dream job by building an appealing professional profile on Aviation Job Search!

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What are Space Jobs Like 

There are primarily four areas for building space careers. First are the scientists, the individuals aspiring to become astronomers have to obtain a doctorate or professional degree. Atmospheric and space scientists need a bachelor’s degree. Most of the physicists are qualified to the doctorate level. The engineering roles in space include aerospace engineers, electronics engineers, computer hardware engineers, and mechanical engineers. All these engineers must have a bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline, the experience requirements can vary depending on the position. Technicians that work in space are aerospace engineering and operations technicians, avionics technicians, social science, life, and physical technicians. There are also space media opportunities. 

Space Jobs’ Responsibilities 

The various kinds of space scientists contribute towards a better understanding of space and answering questions about the universe. Astronomers collect data on the celestial bodies, atmospheric scientists prepare weather forecasts using data analysis from specialised computer systems and instruments. Plasma physicists perform research on the plasma in interplanetary space and stars. Aerospace engineers design, build and test spacecraft and missiles. Hardware engineers work on computers and equipment that measure outer space activity on Earth. Technicians assist engineers and scientists with test designs and other endeavours. Media and communication space workers explain to the public the development and scope of the existing and upcoming space projects. 

Skills Required to Build Space Careers 

Interpersonal skills are essential for building a career in space as communicating with colleagues, seniors and the public is an important part of most jobs. Being adaptable and flexible to work in all kinds of environments is essential for space roles. The engineers and technicians need to have problem-solving and critical thinking skills to think out the best possible solutions to issues. The ability to collaborate within the team is mandatory for working on space projects. Diligent and curious individuals are likely to make competent space workers.Sign into Aviation Job Search and get alerts for vacancies matching your area of interest and qualifications!