As Captain Kirk said in the opening scene of every Star Trek episode, “space is the final frontier.”

Every since humans first understood the Earth’s place among the sun and solar system, we’ve been obsessed with finding out what lies beyond our world.

Each year, NASA and other organizations set new goals for space exploration, and if you’ve always wanted to be a part of this type of discovery, it’s important to know that there are careers in space that don’t involve being an astronaut. From space systems operation to spacecraft design, highly-qualified individuals are always in demand in the aerospace industry.

Let’s take a look at some of these careers, and the way that additional training from Teaching Science and Technology Inc. (TSTI) can help you find one!


Although astronauts get the pleasure of actually traveling into the space beyond our planet’s atmosphere, it’s the engineers who create the vehicles, tools, and other technologies that allow them to do so safely. Aerospace companies are constantly on the lookout for aerospace or aeronautical engineers, avionics and instrumentation engineers, and engineers with specialized training in computers, materials, mechanics, robotics, telecommunications, and yes, spacecraft. If you’re an accomplished engineer that wants to tweak your resume to reflect this kind of specialized training, check out the onsite and online courses offered by TSTI!


Pretty much every sector of the scientific community is interested in space exploration. Biologists want to research the possibility of growing food on the moon, while medical doctors are interested in the impact of space travel on the human body. If you’re currently working as a scientist, or pursuing an advanced degree in science, don’t be afraid to set your sights on the aerospace industry! Our courses on Understanding Space and Space Mission Operations could be especially helpful in setting you apart from other applicants.

Satellite Technologists

Satellites make it possible for astronauts in space to maintain constant communication with mission control on the ground, and for mission control to track their position and progress. Skilled technicians are needed to design, launch, maintain, and diagnose problems with these satellites. TSTI’s courses in Designing Space Missions and Systems can help you gain a better understanding of how the things you’re working on fit into the larger project.

Have more questions about how TSIT can help you achieve a career that supports space systems operation? Contact us today!