## Astrophysicist salary

 Quote by chroot http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interna..._Baccalaureate This is the college-prep program I went through. I got the diploma in 1997. It's an excellent program, and I was very well prepared for college... but again, there wasn't a single decision I made in high school that had any lasting effect whatsoever on my college education or career. - Warren
In Canada, specially in the province of Quebec, high school ends after completing the 11th grade.....I quit didnt understood the wikipedia text ^.^....should i take this program before getting in college...or when? my school doesnt offer this...would appreciate if you can give me more info/tips.....

Thanks.
 Recognitions: Gold Member Science Advisor Staff Emeritus thinkies, Here's what you need to do: 1) Identify the most sophisticated classes that your high school offers, in math and science in particular. 2) Take them. 3) Do well in them. That's all. - Warren
 No Biology is all about memorizing and understanding facts and concepts. This is why I love Biology more than Chem and Physics. Although Organic Chem ain't too bad! But yeah don't worry about the brain hemorrhage lol.

 Quote by BioCore No Biology is all about memorizing and understanding facts and concepts. This is why I love Biology more than Chem and Physics. Although Organic Chem ain't too bad! But yeah don't worry about the brain hemorrhage lol.
There are certain things to memorize, obvious....but what i was trying to say that i am good at understand it too. As of of now we are learning the lymphatic system in science class...and we had a test, practically everyone failed, except 2-3 students..but hey, i passed with 92% xD.....

And...now,getting to back to some sirious stuff, what do you think about internal medicine...is it relatively easy compare to other fields?
Do you know any better fields (excluding surgery stuff...=.=,i hate them)

Thanks!
 and master degree is fairly a good degree right?...i mean it pays of something in 6 digits xxx xxx $=.=............in medicine of course. Recognitions: Gold Member Science Advisor Staff Emeritus  Quote by thinkies And...now,getting to back to some sirious stuff, what is an MD? is it like having a master degree in some field of medicine? It's a medical doctorate. It's not a master's of anything. It's the general medical education every medical doctor receives, before beginning internship and residency. Medical school is generally a four-year program, and generally must be done after completing an undergraduate degree. Upon graduating from medical school, one becomes an MD, but is not yet licensed to practice medicine. An exam must be taken to obtain a license to practice medicine, and the exam varies by locality. During internship, which generally lasts one year, new MDs are put through a rotation to get experience with different specialties. After internship comes residency, which can last as many as seven years. At this point the new doctors are paid, full-fledged doctors, but are still receiving "on the job" training. The work of residents is managed and reviewed by more senior doctors, and they are given gradually increasing responsibility as they learn. Surgical specialties often have the longest residencies.  And what do you think about internal medicine...is it relatively easy compare to other fields? Do you know any better fields (excluding surgery stuff...=.=,i hate them) The easiest specialty is that which you enjoy most. Many specialties involve little or no surgery. Neurology, cardiology, etc. - Warren Recognitions: Gold Member Science Advisor Staff Emeritus  Quote by thinkies and master degree is fairly a good degree right?...i mean it pays of something in 6 digits xxx xxx$ =.=............in medicine of course.
There is no "master's of medicine." You can get a master's in various kinds of biology which might have medical applications -- your work may even be used by doctors -- but you cannot practice medicine without an MD (and without passing the boards).

Master's degrees indicate no particular salary. Someone with a master's in electrical engineering (note the spelling -- it's not a "master degree," it's a "master's degree") will probably make more than someone with a master's in french poetry.

- Warren

 Quote by chroot There is no "master's of medicine." You can get a master's in various kinds of biology which might have medical applications -- your work may even be used by doctors -- but you cannot practice medicine without an MD. - Warren
Oh...cool
So that would mean an MD is basically a Ph.D type????????
 Recognitions: Gold Member Science Advisor Staff Emeritus No, an MD is a medical doctorate. A Ph.D. is a doctorate in "philosophy," which loosely includes most kinds of science and humanities. They each represent roughly the same level of education, but they are distinct and not interchangeable at all. They can also differ in time invested. Medical school generally takes four years, but some kinds of Ph.D.s can take seven or more years to complete. There are other kinds of doctorates, too. One can also obtain a Juris Doctor (JD), after graduating from law school, for example. - Warren
 simple put thinkies, MD (Medical Doctorate) is just a general program with classes and then at the end practical experience. PhD. as an actual research program where you make a thesis that you will prove or disprove in certain times.
 Chroot, thanks a bunch for those multiple answers you are providing, very useful, thanks a bunch. Hmm now, what do you think of aerospace medicine? Is it a good field,beside its relevant with space and medicine...can i get a master degree in that with a ph.d degree in astronomy/astrophysics??? does that sound good....?

 Quote by BioCore simple put thinkies, MD (Medical Doctorate) is just a general program with classes and then at the end practical experience. PhD. as an actual research program where you make a thesis that you will prove or disprove in certain times.
Thanks, also, what are your thoughts regarding aerospace medicine?

Thanks ;)
 also, what about his salary( aerospace medicine specialist)?? xxx xxx $:P? IM *not* being greedy....but hey, i want a to have a flexible life in future...u know .....o.0 Recognitions: Gold Member Science Advisor Staff Emeritus  Quote by thinkies Chroot, thanks a bunch for those multiple answers you are providing, very useful, thanks a bunch. Hmm now, what do you think of aerospace medicine? Is it a good field,beside its relevant with space and medicine...can i get a master degree in that with a ph.d degree in astronomy/astrophysics??? does that sound good....? No, it doesn't sound good. I'd say (as I've said about ten times already) that you're far too young to be trying to figure out your educational career for the next two decades. You don't even know what the degrees are, much less whether or not you can or will obtain them. Chill out. You've got three years of high school left, so concentrate on them. And no, you generally cannot obtain a master's degree in one field and then obtain a Ph.D. in another, unless the fields are exceptionally closely related. You're not going to be able to go from medicine to astrophysics, no matter how smart you are -- it just isn't possible. You seem to be drastically underestimating the amount of education that goes into being a practicing doctor, or a professional astrophysicst. Each of those careers require something like 10 years of highly specialized education. If you want both degrees, you will probably need to spend twenty or more years in a university, not making a dime. Since you seem so highly motivated by money, it doesn't sound reasonable at all. You should also realize that in the physical sciences, a master's degree is often given as a "consolation prize." In other words, everyone attempts to obtain a Ph.D., and if you fail for some reason, you're kicked out and given a master's. If you decide to pursue astrophysics, you will need to pursue it whole-heartedly, starting in the later years of your undergraduate degree. You will almost assuredly have to abandon these wacky ideas about obtaining multiple degrees in totally disparate fields. It isn't a menu -- you don't just go to a university and order a master's in one thing, an MD, and then top it off with a Ph.D. in astrophysics. - Warren Recognitions: Gold Member Science Advisor Staff Emeritus  Quote by thinkies also, what about his salary( aerospace medicine specialist)?? xxx xxx$ :P? IM *not* being greedy....but hey, i want a to have a flexible life in future...u know .....o.0
Aerospace medicine is still just a branch of medicine. You'll need to attend medical school, and pass the licensing exam. You'll probably make a fine salary, but I'd venture it's a pretty small field.

- Warren
 I am not sure what aerospace medicine exactly is or how good the industry is doing so won't be of much help. But you should really just take a break and relax a bit, believe me when you get int University a lot of your high school perceptions and ideas will be challenged. I have friends who constantly talked about going into Medical school, now after their first year is almost over they are thinking of doing pharmacy, some are thinking of actually going into a different field such as chemistry.

 Quote by chroot No, it doesn't sound good. I'd say (as I've said about ten times already) that you're far too young to be trying to figure out your educational career for the next two decades. You don't even know what the degrees are, much less whether or not you can or will obtain them. Chill out. You've got three years of high school left, so concentrate on them. And no, you generally cannot obtain a master's degree in one field and then obtain a Ph.D. in another, unless the fields are exceptionally closely related. You're not going to be able to go from medicine to astrophysics, no matter how smart you are -- it just isn't possible. You seem to be drastically underestimating the amount of education that goes into being a practicing doctor, or a professional astrophysicst. Each of those careers require something like 10 years of highly specialized education. If you want both degrees, you will probably need to spend twenty or more years in a university, not making a dime. Since you seem so highly motivated by money, it doesn't sound reasonable at all. You should also realize that in the physical sciences, a master's degree is often given as a "consolation prize." In other words, everyone attempts to obtain a Ph.D., and if you fail for some reason, you're kicked out and given a master's. If you decide to pursue astrophysics, you will need to pursue it whole-heartedly, starting in the later years of your undergraduate degree. You will almost assuredly have to abandon these wacky ideas about obtaining multiple degrees in totally disparate fields. It isn't a menu -- you don't just go to a university and order a master's in one thing, an MD, and then top it off with a Ph.D. in astrophysics. - Warren
Well, im happy to clear those many misconceptions i had...also \$ is NOT MUCH of a motivatin, neither my top-commitment....

1 last questions...........=.=,hopefully, is radiology related with physics? if so,as you mentioned,if those 2 fields are closely related, i will be able to get a master degree in radiology and a phd in astronomy/astrophysics...?i can end up with those degrees the same time by having classes in those fields everyday (starting from college or w/e).
And i hope your not frustrated from my questions...though it seems like you are :(......

Thanks a bunch!
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