Top Astronomy All Programs - 2021

While Astronomy offers degrees up to the Doctors degree research scholarship, the majority of students earn a Bachelors degree. Students major in Astronomy all over the country, though the major sees the most graduates in Massachusetts. The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Astronomy is $51,867.

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See where Astronomy is the most popular major in the U.S.
This heat map represents the states that have the highest percent of Astronomy degrees compared to all other degrees awarded in that state.
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Top Colleges for Astronomy

The University of Colorado Boulder is a top option for students who want to study Astronomy. Students can earn up to a Doctors degree research scholarship at the school. The University of Colorado Boulder grants around 55 degreess to students majoring in Astronomy each year. However, the University of Chicago and The University of Texas at Austin are also options to consider. Take a look at the college options in the table below.

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Careers for Astronomy Majors

Some top careers related to Astronomy, include Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary and Astronomers, both of which have many employment opportunities. Though there are careers that pay more, such as Natural Sciences Managers. the most in-demand position for Astronomy majors is Natural Sciences Managers.

Top Paying Careers for Astronomy

  1. Natural Sciences Managers   (Median Wage: $129,100)
  2. Astronomers   (Median Wage: $114,590)
  3. Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $92,040)
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