Career Path

All kinds of people work on the Dawn project. In addition to providing information about the people of the Dawn mission, one purpose of the Career Path section is to explain many types of careers that go into supporting the work of any NASA mission.

Dawn's Career Connections Activity
Aerospace Career Resources

Arranged in clusters of related occupations, the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), created by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, contains pertinent information about the variety of career options available to today's students. Seven of these career clusters are represented among the people who work on the Dawn mission. By clicking on a cluster name below to find related occupations, you will find a brief description, a link to the additional information in the handbook, and access to other aerospace career resources.

Career Clusters


Technicians assembling Dawn spacecraft
Production Occupations


Service persons vacuuming and emptying garbage can
Service Occupations



Computer operators and receptionists

  E/PO staff facilitating Dawn Educator Conference
Executive, Administrative and Managerial Occupations