Astronomers:

Observe, research, and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems.

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Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Advanced degree (includes Master's, Professional, and Doctoral degrees)
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026)
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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Attention to Detail
Oral Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Written Communication
Decision-making
Integrity
Organization
Teamwork
Technology and Tool Usage
Professionalism
Intellectual Risk-taking
Creativity
Following Directions
Adaptability

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Conduct nuclear research
Conduct physics research
Collect scientific or technical data
Conduct astronomical research
Conduct field research
Collect statistical data

Thinking Creatively

Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws
Develop theories or models of physical phenomena
Write research or project grant proposals
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables

Analyzing Data or Information

Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others

Present research results to others
Write scholarly or technical research documents
Conduct scientific or research related presentations

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates

Collaborate on research activities with scientists or technical specialists
Collaborate with professionals from other disciplines and backgrounds
Confer with scientists and other technical specialists
Collaborate with stakeholders to incorporate requirements into contracts

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