What You Should Know About Getting a Career In Astronomy/Astrophysics

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This video will cover how to get into space research (such as astrophysics or astronomy) and some research that is going on.
For those looking into space related majors, your best options are astronomy and astrophysics. However, as an undergrad you will usually just start as a physics major then pick a more specific discipline in grad school.
You also will need to get a PhD if you want to do work in astrophysics or astronomy. There really aren't jobs in these fields for those with just bachelor's degrees.
Although the field is very competitive, if you have a true interest for the subject, most people will tell you to pursue it. Even if you don't land a job that you want, astrophysicists and astronomers can find work in other fields such as finance, engineering, software development, teaching, and more.
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Aug 28, 2017




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Meka Achilies
Meka Achilies 6 hours ago
But I hate math. Math is my sworn enemy !!
Toyah 6 days ago
I’m kidding myself by believing that I could achieve this.
josef nino calupig
josef nino calupig 10 days ago
Love astronomy even im only a elementary
Shy Bitch
Shy Bitch 12 days ago
I’m chemist :(
zacre 12 days ago
astronomy and the universe has always interested me but i really feel like i messed up by not trying that hard in high school and now i’m way behind in math so i’m not sure if it’s gonna be worth it
Yung Mun
Yung Mun 15 days ago
Am I the only one who likes math here 😭
lilith stardust
lilith stardust 17 days ago
I'm failing 8th grade physics why is this my dream job
whiskey 169
whiskey 169 18 days ago
I'm pretty good at math and I'm excellent at science/physics, but I don't want to be in so much debt just to not even get a job in the end
Bradley-Keith [Brusenhan]
What science can know and not know? Physics, 🌎, earth, smart scientists, the way the world works, theorists, taboos, being careful about saying things, what we can say and what we can not, Bull$hi+! Fullstop 🛑 lying? Fact! The physics of fluids dictate that liquids like water always find level, every time, without fail, everywhere one might test, regardless of the age or intelligence of the man woman or child to do it, without regard for the feelings of a lost baller in space. The only space that exists lies between us. Earth is Not Flat folks. That is an idiotic assertion! Words mean things. Yes, put them in a looney bin! Obviously there are many differing degrees of ground above and below the sea that is flat level! It is the 💦 water surrounding all the land upon which we stand that is level like the sea. No nonsense back! i am not a member of your filthy society or clubs. i don't want your insight or require your assistance. Toddlers who have 🎓 graduated from the sippy cup have demonstrated a fundamental understanding of the physics of fluids and you tell me science can't know this! Most of those toddlers, who obviously know more than the totality of the mental capability of knowledge and experience of mankind, many of those babies are still wetting the bed so i firmly assert, piss on scientist and anybody willing to suggest that we should be required to suffer them among us. They are as legions of parasites! No. i will not suffer them! Full 🛑.
Pete 19 days ago
Just watch some videos from the Thunderbolts Project before swallowing the flat out wrong science the physics departments are teaching.
manmeet singh
manmeet singh 28 days ago
I am watching video in 2020 and James webb will launch in 2021
YoungXBardock -
YoungXBardock - Month ago
I like the things that haven't been fully discovered like "we only discovered 5% of the ocean" And Marine biology i felt would help me study it better. Space is so mysterious just like the ocean and i love looking at the sky i felt Astronomy would also be for me to gaze at the stars.
Henry Boi
Henry Boi Month ago
I created this social network for future astonomers astrojr.tribe.so/ feel free to join
Aakbar _Jr11
Aakbar _Jr11 Month ago
phd 9-10 years after high school cant stand that long.. next!
Nejkovic Month ago
When I finish middle school (I'm 8th grade, 1 more grade then I go to high school) I would go for Astrophysics for sure ;). (I know, no one cares but, I just like to say it).
Bossman Goingup
Bossman Goingup Month ago
New theory let me know what you think ruvid.net/video/video--oQvO6lSxyM.html
Bossman Goingup
Bossman Goingup Month ago
New theory check it out ruvid.net/video/video--oQvO6lSxyM.html
Shooga Shooga
Shooga Shooga Month ago
I’m considering a career about space because I’m so interested in how large space is. I want to contribute in helping humanity explore it, but I’m only in grace 9 and I’m pretty sure it isn’t as easy as it looks.
Ramon Zelaya
Ramon Zelaya Month ago
Astronomy is fascinating tough, amazing studies, great work.
Ramon Zelaya
Ramon Zelaya Month ago
Only God can answer your questions 😀
Mark Kroif
Mark Kroif Month ago
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chavi Cj
chavi Cj Month ago
24 x2 lmao
Always Wondering
Always Wondering 2 months ago
A wonderful look at both the interests as well as the potential work both in and out of a specific initial interest. Thank you.
derdagian1 2 months ago
The Profs are writing new books. All of the books are wrong. ruvid.net/video/video-m_oOwnBQaBQ.html Ergo Procto in 2007.
derdagian1 2 months ago
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Timothy Owens
Timothy Owens 2 months ago
This video kinda gave me faith to continue on.
Matthew Newhouse
Matthew Newhouse 2 months ago
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neutron stars and black holes are actually very simple yet fascinating, I would be honored to work a job that studies something as simple as them.
Kirkus Arelius
Kirkus Arelius 3 months ago
Fascinating! If You like this, you'll Love this: Dr. svetlana berdyugina an exoplanetary and astrobiology researcher and physics professor: ruvid.net/video/video-zoAhIsk5m9Y.html
Kn Pandey
Kn Pandey 3 months ago
Make video in hindi also please
Neugier ?
Neugier ? 3 months ago
İ want to be a astronom but my teachers are rasist they gave me just out of 6 2.3 but i must have 5.4 i caculated it because of it i can't be an astronom it is my last year at school i must work as a railwaybuilder 👍fair
the eye
the eye 3 months ago
Your'e gonna love this peeps; Flat Earther interviews famous astrophysicist ruvid.net/video/video-Cy1xJSgGKXs.html&feature=push-u-sub&attr_tag=cihSQXInNUFPsMEC%3A6
Vedika Khandelwal
Vedika Khandelwal 3 months ago
Hi Can i get my bachelor's and master's in aerospace engineering and then get my PhD in astrophysics?
Christian Layne
Christian Layne 3 months ago
10 years really fuck this shit
Emerson Mendoza
Emerson Mendoza 3 months ago
I wanna be a Astronmer I’m the next Albert Einstien
John Kean
John Kean 4 months ago
I hypothesise the Earth is an early star which will shine in say 1 billion years and we were rent from the Sun then covered with astetoids. 🤔 also would give credence to the global warming theory?
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I'm yes ;3
I'm yes ;3 4 months ago
I'm a 6th grader, and I am interested on space and robotics. I am quite good at math. I read a lot, and I am quite a good student. But that's right now. I might be a pretty bad student later 😢
Sagitaire 4 months ago
What about theoretical astrophysics?
Bipin Chaudhary
Bipin Chaudhary 4 months ago
Anyone who loves Astronomy but terrible at physics but still like the wonder of space? Ha what an irony:/
Julia Hambuchen
Julia Hambuchen 2 months ago
Yup but I'm doing it anyway! XD Been a hell of a semester but it's a fulfilling challenge.
Are you Kidding me?
Are you Kidding me? 3 months ago
Maybe study cosmology?
Army ForeverBTS
Army ForeverBTS 4 months ago
I want to be an astronomer but have been told I most likely will give up because I'm female. I don't care what they say. I'm female. I'm gonna be what I want to freaking be.
Peter HY Chn
Peter HY Chn 5 months ago
Do you guys think it is good to study Astrophysics or aerospace engineering for pilot career
nandita roy
nandita roy 5 months ago
B.com student i am. so how can I learn astronomy which open institute i have to join
JeboyConner 5 months ago
Y’all tryna make it sound hard but boi this shit gonna be EZ
Nishit Tarantula
Nishit Tarantula 5 months ago
I found something in physics for mankind but it's not completed but I'm working on it! Gonna upload it in my channel maybe after some times or after a long time! RELATIVITY IS BACK!
Comrade Crawford
Comrade Crawford 5 months ago
Too bad budget cuts made the James Webb unable to launch until 2020 :(
Ahhh i dont take computer science and add maths...😭 i started to have imterest in astronomy since last year... WHH SO LATE JSJSSJJS should i take private add maths physics olevel exam?? i am from the art class?
sinthia sharmin
sinthia sharmin 5 months ago
Now I am currently electronic and electrical engineering student can I take MSc in astronomy ...
Wordsmith for a year.
Before doing any expensive courses, have a look on RUvid for ‘ Real planets and stars or Stars are not planets Think again about our supposed universe and don’t waste your precious money!
Angel Villicana
Angel Villicana 6 months ago
"launched in 2018" hah
Jap Sar
Jap Sar 6 months ago
Welp *Another dream crushed*
Skylark Phoenix
Skylark Phoenix 6 months ago
Well,my teachers say I am very good at physics but I suck at math... What should I do ?
Dennis Stark
Dennis Stark 6 months ago
Great now I know how much I should work to be an astrophysicist
Jenny Anydots
Jenny Anydots 6 months ago
I wasted my undergrad on sociology and then joined the army for 6 years. If I knew about this guy in 2004 my career would be on a completely different trajectory.... MajorPrep, you're a treasure to this community.
Sushanth S
Sushanth S 6 months ago
Can a Student with Bachelors in Aeronautical engineering become an astrophysicist?
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