Job Options with Degree in Astronomy

careers with degree in astronomy

Astronomy is one of the most exciting fields of Physics to work in but success requires commitment and a true love for the subject. Majority of astronomy graduates work in colleges and universities whereby they teach along with working on a research project of their own interest. Another lot of astronomers work for government and other government-supported institutions, like NASA, National Optical Astronomy Observatories, National Radio Astronomy Observatories, U.S. Naval Observatory, Space Telescope Science Institute, etc.

Besides the high profile jobs mentioned above; a small percentage of astronomers work in private institutions focusing space-related projects or other areas where an analytical person with great problem-solving skills is needed. Other than these, there are some opportunities in science centers, planetariums etc. Read More

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