If you want to become an astronomer, you need many years of schooling after highschool. But, this schooling reaps benefits at the end. For example, if you decide not to become an astronomer and you have finished your schooling, taking sciece will have benefited you because it makes you more likely to get employed in other careers.
- A four year Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in astronomy, astrophysics or physics is the minimum qualification
- A Master of science (M.Sc.) degree required for most research assistant positions
- A doctoral (PhD) degree is needed for university teaching and most federal government research positions
- Further knowledge of chemistry and biology can be helpful in many areas of modern astronomy
- Overall, I would study Astronomy, Astrophysics, Geological and Earth Sciences, General Physical Sciences and Physics