I've read in numerous places that astrophysics/astronomy majors have a 0% unemployment rate e.g. http://graphicsweb.wsj.com/documents/NILF1111/#term= [Broken] http://finance.yahoo.com/news/4-degrees-with-0--unemployment.html http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505145_162-57324669/25-college-majors-with-lowest-unemployment-rates/ According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics astronomers earn a mean wage of $101,630 and physicists earn $112,090. (Substantially higher than the impression given by these forums) http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm These statistics go against everything I read on these forums. So either there's plenty of jobs in astrophysics/astronomy or astrophysics/astronomy majors are moving out the field. What are your thoughts on this?