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What are your interests?



Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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.

Read career stories directly from people working in the industry HERE

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.