Institute for Aerospace Technology

Careers in Space 

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 The space sector is extremely varied field with a broad range of careers. The interdisciplinary approach of the sector means that a wide range of degrees offered at the university has a route into a space career.

A very small sample of jobs available in the Space sector include:

  • Astro-ecologists
  • Astronauts
  • Data Scientists
  • Geoscientists
  • Project Managers
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Satellite Technologists
  • Software Developers
  • Space Academics
  • Spacecraft Operators
  • Systems Engineers

The space sector in the East Midlands is worth £20 million, the majority of which is accounted for by space manufacturing.

While there are many large space companies in the UK, 71% of employers within the sector are small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs).

Visit the Careers and Employability Service's Space Careers page for more information

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