By: Bennett Andersen

Career Overview

Astronomers study outer space to find answers to scientific questions. They study rays and use math and physics to find information.

What do you need to succeed in this career?

A doctorate degree and some helpful high school courses would be Calculus, Calculus Advanced, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, and Probability.

Cost of Education and Living

A possible college or university would be Beloit College in Wisconsin.

My total cost for tuition and living would be: $87,520

Housing in college: $18,000

Food and groceries: $5,760

Gas money for traveling: $2,160

Clothing money: $1,600

Total tuition: $60,000

Associations/Professional Organizations

Pros/Cons of Career


  • You can discover things that other people haven't yet
  • If you like the career you can wake up every morning and be excited about going to work.
  • If you record your work people from the the future could read it and learn from it.


  • You could work long hours and it might take you a while to discover something.
  • You could be put into a position that you don't want to be when you first start out.

Job Advertisement

Do you love space and stars? If so we have the perfect career for you… Introducing ASTRONOMY!!!!! This career has everything a science geek would dream of, you can work in fabulous laboratories or massive universities. You can gase at the stars just like you did when you were a kid! If you love school this career will be perfect because you need a doctorate degree. I know everyone loves lots and lots of money and that's just what you get. You get over 85 thousand! I know that if you are just a little interested in this career it for you!