Astrophysics is the application of physics to the study of astronomical objects and phenomena. The goal is to understand and explain how astronomical objects and phenomena occur and work.
Analytical - Organize, analyze and interpret scientific data; Compare and contrast ideas and information; Articulate and analytical; Careful attention to detail
Technical - Computer simulation/modeling; Laboratory techniques; Operation of scientific equipment and safety procedures; Programming and systems analysis skills
Communication - Preparing technical or research reports; Synthesizing complex information to present ideas and data clearly
Organizational - Conceptualize and implement projects and meet deadlines; Observation and decision making skills
Critical thinking - Critical thinking and problem solving
Research - Utilize survey research methods research skills; Defining problems and developing research designs and models; Curiosity, imagination, and creativity; Provide relevant perspectives ability to make projections
Mathematical and observational skills - Utilize the appropriate mathematical formulas to perform calculations
Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo
Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development. These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work. Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.
Clubs on Campus
Physics and Astronomy Student Association(PASA)