Observe, research, and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems.
Also called: Astronomer, Astronomy Professor, Professor, Research Scientist


    Math and Science
  • physics
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design


    Basic Skills
  • using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems
  • figuring out how to use new ideas or things
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it


  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
  • pay attention to something without being distracted


Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative
  • Persistence
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Innovation
  • Independence


    Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Development environment software
  • Abstraction plus reference plus synthesis A++
  • National Instruments LabVIEW
    Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • Python


    post-doctoral training
    doctoral degree

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