An entry-level astronomer earns an average salary of $108,711. Their salary increases at a steady rate as they gain experience and senior astronomers earn between $195,680.
Do astronomers work at NASA?
There are only a few thousand professional astronomers in the U.S. Many are professors at colleges and universities. They teach astronomy courses and usually do research. Others work at NASA or, like me, with companies that work with NASA, or at the National Observatories. Nearly all professional astronomers have a Ph.
How can I join NASA?
The agency will require certain educational requirements and work experience. A bachelor’s degree in engineering, biology, physical science, computer science or mathematics is required with a minimum of 3 years of professional experience (or 1, 000 hours as a co-pilot in jet aircraft). Candidates also must pass NASA’s astronaut physical examination.
Is it hard to get a job in astronomy in Namibia?
Getting an advanced degree allows you to enter a field with high-level status, meaning more money and better opportunities – unfortunately, they are difficult to come by in Namibia
“Astronomer” isn’t always a career anymore but find a specific niche position in which you can use your skills and still feel like part of the ‘astronomy’ field.