What are some astrophysicist jobs and how much do astrophysicists make?

I'm really interested in astronomy and physics and I want to be astrophysicist when I get out of high-school. What are some jobs I could have as an astrophysicist and what kind of salary would I be getting? Also, what colleges would be good for this line of work and what should I go to college for exactly?

Asked By: - 7/1/2012
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Despite Quadrillion's pessimism, there many upsides to the profession. I am not strictly speaking an astrophysicist, though similar provisions apply. I can advise on the route. While in High School, major in physics with, if you can, plenty of maths courses. Some computer programming is also desirable so as to be... More
Answered By: Erica s - 7/2/2012
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I don't know about what type of jobs you can get, but don't worry about it just yet. You're still in high school and you'll figure it out when the time comes. If you really have a passion for the subject don't worry about the money. Just be happy in what you're doing. For the time being you should just read articles... More
Answered By: Madeline - 7/1/2012
They get paid around 1000 a week....take home if your good. . If you want to work with the best equipment you'll need to join the navy 64% of all NASA if funded by the Navy, most Astrophysicist salivate over the stuff a Naval ranking Astrophysicist do on a day to day basis. No Joke.
Answered By: Josh - 7/2/2012
Unless you are particularly well endowed with unusually robust cerebral capabilities, you will not be an astrophysicist when you leave school. You will first have to do a four year stint at a university to get a Bsc, followed by another few years doing research work towards a PhD... More
Answered By: Quadrillian - 7/2/2012
Do it for the science, not the money. People don't spend ~10 years in University studying science to make tons of money.
Answered By: Miles Dewar - 7/2/2012
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