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What is a good space job that doesn't take to long to major for?

I am currently a sophomore in high school, and I find outer-space thrilling. I want to know what job I can get to research planets, stars, nebulas, and other galaxies, without having to get a PhD, because that would get frustrating for me. If nothing fits that category, please tell me the next closets thing. Also tell me the steps it takes to acquire this job.

Asked By: TimeSpills - 7/21/2009
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You don't need that Ph.D., but you'll very likely want to get one. One of my New Orleans best friend's son has worked for JPL for for over. He has a bachelor's degree in physics and a master's degree in aerospace engineering from Stanford. He interviewed with JPL and was accepted BEFORE he graduated at the same time... More
Answered By: oklatonola - 7/21/2009
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If you want to do research in science, you need a PhD in the field. Without a PhD, you could teach high school (or community college with a masters) or maybe work for a researcher if you're lucky (but most of those jobs go to grad students - you'd be doing menial tasks like reducing data over and over or running a... More
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Answered By: eri - 7/21/2009
 
Most jobs in astronomy require a PhD...I'm almost out of grad school and you should definitely go for it. You get learn so much, and a ton of career opportunities will be available for you.
Answered By: Mr. Owl, PhD - 7/21/2009
 
You're going to need that PhD.
Answered By: ♺Recyclable_Condom♺ - 7/21/2009
 
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