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Astronomer Shakira Dineshkumar

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  • 1. By: Shakira Dineshkumar
    Astronomer
  • 2. Job Description
    Study the universe and objects in it
    Study aspects of objects in universe
    Use physics and math in studies
    Use problem solving
  • 3. Job Description
    They create technology for their work
    Conduct Research
    They must communicate well with other Astronomers
  • 4. Education
    Most have a bachelors degree or higher
    Doctoral degree is common
    Graduate degree
    A PhD is necessary for some jobs
  • 5. Additional Training/ Education
    Postdoctoral research appointment
    Computer science
    Reasoning and Near Vision
  • 6. Do not make yourself low. People will step on your head.
    (Yiddish Proverb)
  • 7. The Salary for an Astronomer
    2010 annual average is $96,780
    2010 hourly wage is $46.53
    Working for the government has a higher pay
  • 8.
  • 9. Growth Potential and Career Outlook
    +16% per year from 2008 to 2018 in Maryland
    +6% per year in United States
    Outlook is increasing
  • 10. Related Careers
    Mathematician
    Cosmologist
    Astrophysicist
    Archaeoastronomer
    Physicist
  • 11. Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
    (Anonymous)

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