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Career Opportunities in Planetary Science in Canada

Career and employment opportunities for Canadian university students graduating in Planetary Science.


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Employment Resources and Professions Available to Planetary Science Graduates

Many graduates with a planetary science degree end up working for private companies in resource exploration, where they locate minerals, ores, and various energy sources such as oil, methane, and natural gas. As well, they can locate and map water resources or indicate subsurface hazards that might affect construction sites or land use. Aerospace firms also employ planetary scientists for exploration and mapping purposes on other planets and asteroids.

Those with a planetary science degree can also work in many of the same jobs as geologists and meteorologists, depending on the focus of the degree. See the articles on geology and atmospheric sciences for more information on those career options. As well, the knowledge base from the degree, particularly experience with remote sensing, can be used for a career in intelligence, defense, or aerospace with various government agencies.

Those with a background in planetary science can also work in maintaining and administering observatories, developing instruments, electronics, and software engineering. These people often have additional degrees in astronomy or astrophysics.

Planetary scientists can also work in a research setting for a university, where they also teach planetary science, geology, geophysics, or physics. With an accompanying education degree, employment is also available at the high school level as a geology or physics teacher.



Study and Work in Planetary Science in Canada

Study Planetary Science in Canada
What is Planetary Science? Discover similiar and related programs and universities in Canada offering Planetary Science degrees.


Planetary Science Admission Requirements
The prerequisites required to become accepted to a undergraduate program in Planetary Science.


Graduate Planetary Science Admission Requirements
The prerequisites required to become accepted to a graduate and/or postgraduate PhD program in Planetary Science.


What Planetary Science Students Learn
Topics and concepts that are covered and the overall approach or focus taken in studying Planetary Science.


Research in Planetary Science
Research areas, topics, interests and projects in Planetary Science.



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