The AAS career brochure, A New Universe to Explore: Careers in Astronomy, is available online and as a booklet (contact the Society to request copies). This guide covers all of the most frequently asked questions like what astronomers do, what kind of astronomers are there, how easy is it to get a job, how much do astronomers get paid, etc.
The AAS publishes a Job Register, which is the premier location for employers who are seeking astronomers. The Job Register is published on the first of each month and usually contains about 50 or more jobs each month.
I want a job as an Astronomer. Can the AAS find me one? In a word, no. But, by attending one of our career seminars, learning how to perform a job search, and regularly tracking opportunities in the Job Register, you stand a good chance of finding the kind of job you want.
Employment statistics are available on the AAS Career Services website, through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Science Resources Studies, and the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Statistical Research Center.