Astrophysics Career Options

Astrophysics students gain experience in areas of both pure and applied physics, and in computational physics and astrophysics during the course. This means that they are well equipped for employment in a wide range of high-technology industries such as software engineering , micro-electronics, telecommunication engineering, as well as those areas specifically requiring astrophysicists such as space science, aerospace engineering, satellite communications, meteorology, teaching, lecturing and research.

You can find more information on careers and career profiles at the following websites:

28 Irish career profiles, including 3 profiles in astronomy and astrophysics.
Careers pages of the Institute of Physics.
Careers in astronomy, information from the Royal Astronomical Society.