Mines professor discusses future career opportunities - in space - with Digital Trends

Angel Abbud-Madrid, director of the Center for Space Resources at Colorado School of Mines, was featured in a recent article on the tech news site Digital Trends about future employment opportunities beyond Earth. Mines is home to the world's first graduate program in space resources. 

"Want to work in the stars? Here are six future space jobs you could hold" appeared on the site June 22. From the article:

If your chosen career isn’t on this list, don’t despair. While there’s also the opportunity to retrain — new space resources courses like that at the Colorado School of Mines focus on supplementary training for people already working — there will be a call for many other professions, too.

“You need people from all sorts of different disciplines,” Dr. Angel Abbud-Madrid, director of the Center for Space Resources and Research Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Colorado School of Mines, told Digital Trends. “You need mechanical engineers, chemical engineers, mining experts, computer scientists, geologists, geophysicists, economists. Think about all of the jobs that we have here on Earth. A lot of those are also going to be used when we go to space. It opens up a whole new range of possibilities for new jobs and opportunities."