Astronomers

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What do Astronomers do?

Physicists conduct theoretical and applied research to extend knowledge of natural phenomena and to develop new processes and devices in fields such as electronics, communications, power generation and distribution, aerodynamics, optics and lasers, remote sensing, biotechnology, medicine and health. They are employed by electronic, electrical and aerospace manufacturing companies, telecommunications companies, power utilities, university and government research laboratories, hospitals and by a wide range of other processing, manufacturing, and research and consulting firms. Astronomers conduct observational and theoretical research to extend knowledge of the universe.

How to become: Astronomers

Astronomers usually require a master's or doctoral degree in astronomy or in a related discipline.

Where to study for a career as: Astronomers

University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Physics and Astronomy Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Western University
London, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Astrophysics Bachelor; Honours
Integrated Science with Astrophysics Bachelor; Honours
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University of Sussex
Brighton, England, GB

Related Program(s):
Physics and Astronomy (with a foundation year) Bachelor; Honours
Physics with Astrophysics Bachelor; Honours
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King's College London
London, England, GB

Related Program(s):
Physics with Astrophysics and Cosmology (MSci) Master; Honours
Physics with Astrophysics and Cosmology (BSc) Bachelor; Honours
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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, Northern Ireland, GB

Related Program(s):
Physics with Astrophysics (BSc) Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on January 26, 2022

How much do Astronomers make?

Low:
$47,798
Average:
$95,659
High:
$159,765

Job openings for Astronomers

Job Seekers:
11,800
Job Openings:
11,000