Description of job
Work Environment & Conditions-A Majority of Astronomers are teachers in colleges and unerversitys. About 1/3 are working at NASA, National Optical Astronomy Observatories, National Radio Astronomy Observatories, U.S. Naval Observatory & Space Telescope Science Institute. The rest work at either business or private company's.
Education and training
Where to get the education-You can get a Ph.D any where as long as your professor is a astronomer and if the college has a Ph.d course and if the professor passes you in the Ph.d course.
Amount of education-it takes 5-6 years on average to get a Ph.d in astronomy but it could take a lot less like in one year or it can take a lot more. Like 10 years
Opportunities for advancement
Salary and benefits
Highest 10% Average Salary-162,630 dollars per year
Lowest 10% Average Salary-52,160 dollars per year
Benefits-there is no special benefits I found other then access to special equipment
Attitude and values required
Personal values-You need to love space and science to become a astronomer