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Career Options

Majors in astronomy frequently pursue graduate studies to prepare for careers as professors or NASA scientists. These graduate programs generally provide full tuition support and a stipend.

However, astronomy lends itself to a number of other career paths, as well. Astronomy majors’ strong training in programming, statistics, and analytical thinking allows students to apply their skills readily to fields like computer science, industrial research, and image processing. Graduates also frequently build careers in areas like teaching, public outreach, science writing, and the aerospace industry.

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