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Astronomers

Observe and study stars, planets, and other astronomical phenomena.

Quick Facts

Wages:

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$55.66 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

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Growth rate:  4.7%    Read more about outlook

Education:

Graduate degree (any type) is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Develop software or applications for scientific or technical use.
  • Develop theories or models of physical phenomena.
  • Review professional literature to maintain professional knowledge.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.
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Job Title Examples:

Astrophysicist
Observatory Director
Space Sciences Director

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