I am currently a freshmen who is planning on getting a graduate degree in Physics, but specializing in Astrophysics. Since I am not going into this field for the money, I do not care if you are brutally honest with me ha ha. I was wondering if someone within this field has a percentage of how many people actually get a research position after they obtain the phd? For instance, I am looking for a percentage of how many people go into industry, post doc, and/or finance after they graduate(Just your personal opinion is all I am asking for) How many years would you say the average Astrophysicist stays as a post doc before landing an academic faculty position? Are there research positions outside of academics or not? I know that this field is extremely competitive so I would like to know what I am getting myself into. Any input would be great thanks.