Space has been a hot topic in 2021, and from Jeff Bezos launching himself up there to NASA furthering its Mars training, we’ve seen a lot. As our life on earth seems to align more and more with Interstellar, it looks like space careers are going to be on the rise. If it’s something you’re interested in, you’re lucky because you just so happen to be in one of the best cities.
MoveBuddha analyzed the American cities with the best combination of factors to support the rigorous demands of astronauts. The study looked at city’s with at least 150,000 residents according to 2019 census data and three main factors. The factors include educational opportunities, health and environment, and job opportunities.
So how did Seattle do? Well, it turns out we ranked #4 in the top 25 cities to launch a career in space travel, #15 in space travel job opportunities, and #4 for the best city to raise a future astronaut in. Who would’ve thought? Might just be time for a career switch!
If you wondering what places came out on top, they’ll probably be no surprise. Arlington, VA came out on top in both cities to launch a career in space travel and the best city to raise a future astronaut in. Just think about it, they have a high concentration of prestigious universities, military presence, and tons of job opportunities.
If you’d like to check out the full study you can click here. Who knows, maybe Seattle will eventually top the list as one of the best cities for space jobs.