In India, there are several universities, research organisations, and institutions involved in research and development in the field of space sciences.
If you’re among those who dream of making their mark in the field of space, you’re in luck. Space exploration and related careers is an ever-expanding area with great potential for numerous future career specialisations.
Here are some tips to pursue your future career in space:
Tip 1: With space evolving as an interdisciplinary field, today, people from any academic background can work in the area, especially as thought leaders and ideators.
Tip 2: However, if space technology/research are your areas of passion, it will be advisable to take as many sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) classes as you can, as well as subjects like biology, chemistry, and geosciences.
Tip 3: You must also become a space buff to keep up with the latest in the field. This will also help you understand your sub-field of interest, i.e. space exploration, technology, medicine, law, etc.
Tip 4: Be prepared to study and put in hard work. You should also have a love for continuously updating your knowledge and skills.
Tip 5: Once you’re in the field, you will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive as a professional. However, you can also volunteer to be a part of space-related projects and get the necessary work experience even as a student.
Tip 6: Skills that will be valuable in this field are Mathematics; Critical thinking; Complex problem-solving; Intrinsic motivation; Determination; Enthusiasm; Love for learning; patience and Team Spirit.
Article by Dr Amrita Dass, Founder-Director, Institute for Career Studies (ICS), Educationist & Career Consultant.
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