Hey, I need some advice. I am thinking about grad school for astrophysics and trying to decide what I should do. The question I am posing is that given the low availability of PhD astro job would it be better just to become an engineer (electrical) and do astronomy/astrophysics on my own if possible. The next option is get an Astro PhD and if I don't get a job, go to finance then retire early and study Astrophysics. And the last option is a Astro PhD and post docs. I am also wondering if it would be possible for me to do Astrophysics if I did go post doc route. Also I love space and want to help the make manned space travel a reality, and this sounds like an engineer I think. Any advice is welcome, thanks.