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Other names for this job might include Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Astronomer, Astronomy Department Chair, Astronomy Professor, Astrophysicist, Lunar and Planetary Institute Director, National Radio Astronomy Observatory Director, Observatory Director, Physics and Astronomy Professor
In this career quiz, there are 10 questions that will analyze if the Astronomers career is right for you.
There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Okay and Like.
Answer “Dislike” if you tell yourself “Ugh… Sounds boring” or “I’m not sure” Answer “Okay” if you tell yourself “Umm… I think I will be okay with that” Answer “Like” if you tell yourself “Yes, I’m interested”
Ready? Let’s start
You’re interested in physics like physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
You’re interested in mathematics like arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Study celestial phenomena, using a variety of ground-based and space-borne telescopes and scientific instruments.
Analyze research data to determine its significance, using computers.
You like working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking.
You like searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
You like working with forms, designs and patterns.
You like work that requires self-expression and it can be done without following a clear set of rules.
You like work that includes practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
You like dealing with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. You like working outside, and hate paperwork or working closely with others.
Now count how many points you have. Dislike = 0 point Okay = 1 point Like = 2 points
After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.
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