What is the demand for astronomers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, astronomy and physics employment will increase by 10% between 2016 and 2026. That’s a little faster than the national average for all professions in the United States.

The number of positions is, in most cases, limited by the federal budget.

Job opportunities will be best for those candidates who possess a master’s degree or a Ph.D.

Astronomers with a Ph.D. can work as university professors or in banking and finance, among other careers.