I'm 16 and just finishing my GCSE's and am on for mostly A*s, and i have wanted to go onto do astrophysics for about 3 years now. Im doing physics, maths, chemistry and history at a level and have already researched a range of universities ( and am currently liking the look of Manchester). Grades permitting, all will go good and i can do my dream job, however there is one other obstacle in the way, my family. Although they are interested when i tell them about the universe, they seem persistently confused and baffled as to why i want to study it and what career i can get with it. For this reasons can someone tell me the average salary of a job in astrophysics (money is of no matter to me but i need it to persuade my parents) and various jobs i can begin to go into? Physics is the only career i can see myself going down, how can i make my family see that too?