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The global space industry employs hundreds of thousands of individuals in well-paid cutting-edge technology jobs, and it relies on a pool of highly qualified workers to fill new jobs as they arise. Trends among this workforce, including its size, age breakdown, average pay, and other characteristics can provide insight into the health and dynamics of the industry as a whole.

In 2016, major space...

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The global space industry maintained its long-term growth trend in 2014, expanding by ##% from 2013. The combined total for commercial revenues and government budgets was $## billion in 2014, up from $## billion in 2013.
The U.S. Space workforce is composed of more than ## workers across the commercial, civil, and national security sectors. In recent years, the U.S. space...
In 2015, the survey included new companies, resulting in more than ## additional workers. More than half of the newly added workers were in Spain, with the rest falling in the “other countries” category.
Growth in two sectors offset a decrease in the ground facilities sector, which shed ## jobs, ##% of that sector’s workforce.
Most nations do not publicly release annual data about the size of their space workforce. However, some do provide information periodically, particularly with regard...
Year: 2016
The global space industry relies on a highly qualified workforce. Understanding the trends in this workforce, including changes in size and demographics, provides insight into the overall health of the...
Year: 2015
The space industry operates at the cutting edge of technology and requires a highly skilled, highly trained workforce to build, launch, and utilize space assets. Trends in the size and composition of this workforce provide insight into ongoing dynamics and future health of the sector.
Year: 2014
Country: Japan, United States
A highly skilled workforce is essential to the success of the global space industry. Along with examination of trends in budgets, revenue, and hardware development, analysis of the workforce provides insight into the current and future health of the industry. The space workforce has largely...
Year: 2011
The space sector employs hundreds of thousands of professionals around the world. Space workers are attracted to the industry for reasons both practical and visionary. They hail from diverse educational backgrounds and earn salaries well above average while utilizing skills attractive to a variety...

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