Astrophysicist

Education


  • Master’s degree in astronomy but it is better to have a PhD


Pay scale

An astrophysicist makes $30,220 - $92,430 a year, plus sick leaves, paid vacations, medical insurance, and chances for pension plans

Possible Workplace

  • The federal government, scientific research centers, and development services recruit a large number of astrophysicists.
  • Biotechnology companies also hire senior and expert astrophysicists to work in their laboratories.
  • An excellent example is NASA

Job Description

  • Analyze research data to determine its significance, using computers.
  • Collaborate with other astronomers to carry out research projects.
  • Develop and modify astronomy-related programs for public presentation.
  • Measure radio, infrared, gamma, and x-ray emissions from extraterrestrial sources.
  • Raise funds for scientific research.