US Dept. of Labor Asks, "What Do Astronomers Do?"
In the near future O*NET will invite a random sample of full AAS members to provide input on how the work in our field is performed, the knowledge required, and typical work settings. If O*NET contacts you, we strongly encourage you to help by agreeing to receive and fill out the project's questionnaires. Compared with many other jobs, "astronomer" is one of O*NET's most highly specialized occupational classifications. Only with input from experts actually working in the field can we ensure that the information in the O*NET database is accurate and up to date.
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