Observe, research, and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems.
- Scientific research and development services firms and the Federal Government employ over half of all physicists and astronomers.
- Most jobs in basic research usually require a doctoral degree; master's degree holders qualify for some jobs in applied research and development; bachelor's degree holders often qualify as research assistants or for other physics-related occupations, such as technicians.
- Applicants may face competition for basic research positions due to limited funding; however, those with a background in physics or astronomy may have good opportunities in related fields, such as engineering and technology.
|Personality||I'm a problem solver|
|Job Outlook||Below Average|
|Education||Doctor or Professional degree|