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  1. #1 Career Advice PLEASE! 
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    ok. im going to learn computer engineering in university. i am pretty involved it and IT savvy for that matter. but i have had this ambition, ever since i was a kid, i wanted to be a astronomer. it still is my dream. every time i watch an documentary on space, i am deeply indulged and i instantly fall in space with its vastness and quiet magnificence. my question is, can i become an astronomer after studying computer engineering? or too late for me to change my destined 'career'? pls help me!!!!


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    It is never too late
    But you can combine both majors, since astronomy is computer heavy.


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    so I have to finish computer engineering, THEN get s degree in astrophysics?? shit that will take m another 10 yers to settle down!
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    I'm not sure about the time it will take or what requirements you will need, but why not talk to your career counselor about it?
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    so computer engineering is completely useless is I want to become a astronomer? that sucks.... well thanks for your insight!
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    It all depends on whether you want to be the guy who runs the telescope and collects the data, or the guy who interprets the data.
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    Why not just take one of them as your major course of study and the other as your minor. You can take both at the same time if you just work within the system there at the university.
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    Major in physics, minor in compsci, master's in astrophysics.

    Had a friend who did it.
    "Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." -Calvin
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    Depends on what country the OP is in, how far along in studies and the university. In the US, you can sometimes get two degrees at the same time (means you will have to do much more work, of course) and depending on where you go, you might be able to design your own major, combining your interests.
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