Career Opportunities for Majors in Astrophysics


Astronomers pursue some of the most exciting questions in physics today through active observational and theoretical programs. Projects include searches for the nature and distribution of dark matter, attempts to determine the expansion rate and density of the universe, the origin, evolution, the nature of large galaxy clusters, the formation and evolution of galaxies, and the formation of the elements in supernovae. Objects of study range from "nearby" globular star clusters in our own Galaxy to the most remote galaxies and quasars whose light paths are distorted by the gravitational lensing effect of mass concentrations along the line of sight. Observers and theorists in the group interact closely, and many recent student theses result from both theoretical and observational projects.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Aerospace Engineer Observational Astronomer Solar Astronomers
Chemical Engineer Optical Astronomers Statistician
Climatologist Radio Astronomers Stellar Astronomer
Galactic Astronomers Research Assistant Theoretical Astronomers
Geophysicist Research Physicist Theoretical Astrophysicist
Lab Technician Science Journalist
Mechanical Engineer Software Engineer

Types of Employers

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Aircraft & Instrument Manufacturers Consulting Firms Production Facilities
Architectural Firms Defense manufacturing companies Public Utilities
Auto Industry Electrical Equipment Companies Research & Development Labs
Construction Firms Information Technology Companies Technical Consulting Firms
Government Agencies
Army Corps of Engineers National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Department of Defense National Institute of Standards & Technology Patent & Trademark Office
Department of Energy National Science Foundation
Department of State National Security Agency

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Astrophysics

Organization Job Title
NextThought Subject Matter Expert
AURA - Gemini Observatory Mathematical Science Occupations
Service Support Specialties INC Engineers
Third Bridge Group Limited Financial Analysts
Berkshire County District Attorney's office Miscellaneous Community And Social Service Specialists

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Astrophysics

Graduate Schools Attended

Institution Degree Field
Johns Hopkins University Physics High Energy Experimental
Rutgers -The State University of NJ Physics
Rutgers -The State University of NJ Philosophy Civil Law
Rutgers -The State University of NJ Education Physics Education
Suny Stony Brook University

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