Hi, I'm a graduate student, one semester in to a physics PhD. I'm still doing the core courses and haven't started the specialized courses yet, but I started wanting to become an astronomer. I was aware of the lack of jobs, and I wanted to do computational astronomy in particular, in the hope that I could write software or something if I fail to find a job in Astro. But it seems like I might have to settle for observational astronomy, considering the competition I'm up against. What sort of non-academic jobs could I hope to get in to after getting a PhD in Astrophysics? Both Astronomy related and not. How does this compare with non-academic jobs in condensed matter? Any advice? It's not too late for me to change in to condensed matter. But I like astronomy much more.