About the job:
As an Astrophysicist, you study the physics of the stars and celestial objects.
You will get to teach Physics, research and handle administrative duties. You may also raise awareness about Astronomy by doing a lot of outreach to schools. In this domain, your level of education is strongly tied to the job you will be able to pursue.
- With a Masters degree in Astrophysics, you may work as a Physics Teacher at a school, Lab instructor at a University, Data Scientist in a private company, or work in any astronomy-related company (ex. telescopes, planetariums)
- With a PHD, you can apply as an assistant professor at a University (with or without research), work as a Data Scientist in private companies, work in software development, or work in any astronomy-related company (ex. telescopes, planetariums)
- A Postdoctoral experience is a plus for being hired at universities
As an Astrophysicist, you might face:
- A low number of job openings in universities
- As a researcher, there will be competition to publish in order to be promoted
- As an observational Astrophysicist, sometimes you will find difficulties in observing and gathering data, based on bad weather, etc.
As an Astrophysicist, you might have a:
- Relatively stress-free work environment
- Good salary & benefits
- Flexible schedule
- With a PHD, your salary can go up to 2500-3000 USD per month
- 40 hours per week
- Biannual Travel
- Work outside of the office
Are you the right fit?
- General Sciences
Will you make money?
- Option 1: Bachelor's Degree in Physics then Master's Degree in Astrophysics
- Option 2: Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics or Engineering, however a couple of remedial courses have to be completed before continuing your Masters in Astrophysics
- PHD in Astrophysics is recommended
- Postdoctoral research is also recommended
There is a small fee of $75 for participating in this activity, which also includes a meal, a take home certificate, and more.
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