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The Astronomy Career Game
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Congratulations !!

I got a great job working as a contractor for NASA. So long as NASA doesn't cancil the satellite program, I will have at least 5 years of steady employment working on a space-related project. After that, I may switch companies and look into some other area of engineering that has a more steady employment. I may even try to qualify for one of those rare Civil Service positions at NASA that will guarantee me job security until I decide to retire. If I get a job, my salary may be from $30,000 a year to over $100,000 if I get into management-type positions. I might even decide to start my own company as a consultant.

I am going to have to get used to the idea of moving every five years or so, especially if I switch companies, because engineering work comes and goes with the contracts that my company wins from NASA, and these change every few years depending on how Congress decides to fund NASA. This will be very hard on my family.

Meanwhile, I have bought some pretty sophisticated astronomy equipment, thanks to my large salary, and am having more fun than I ever thought possible searching for comets, photographing beautiful star clusters and nebulae, and hunting for asteroids.

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