What are the main occupations in this sector?
Sector-specific occupations include:
- Engineers (including mechanical, electronic, optoelectronics, software telecommunications)
- Software developers,
- Software quality,
- Material scientists etc.
The Space Industry offers a wide variety of careers and opportunities. You might be surprised at the variety of opportunities across maths, physics, chemistry, engineering and computing.
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What types of employment contracts are there?
In Ireland, most workers are with small companies specialising in a particular area. These positions are almost all full time contracts.
What are the typical earnings of these occupations?
Space companies tend to reflect earnings like the companies in other technology sectors. There may be higher earnings for technologists in the areas where there is a current skill shortage.
How do you get a job in this sector?
Employment in the sector is typically in industry. Jobs are advertised across the range of media, but increasingly in the social media.