meteorology schools

by Roger
(Mississuaga, Ontario)

Barry's Old Meteorology Class - 2002  (I'm on the far left)

Barry's Old Meteorology Class - 2002 (I'm on the far left)

Where are meteorology schools? I have a bit of a problem - more like stress. I would love to be a meteorologist because I love to know more about the weather; I'm crazy about it; I love it, but I don't think that I'm going to accomplish that dream. It's not that I doubt myself, it's just the fact that I'm not good in math and some of the courses that I need, I have never done them before.


I am a new to this country. I came from Jamaica and I have to start my life all over again. I'm 20 right now; I should be in collage or university. back home I would, it's kind of complicated, know what to do to get in the field. There are so many sources and different answers at this point, I feel so depressed and lost. If I had the chance to have a one-on-one talk with a meteorologist, to see what's it's like in that field, I think that it would help me to think more about this career. It's a very interesting career and I would love to be a part of it, but with the help of God, I would overcome.

So thank you Mr. Lough, for taking the time to read this letter and keep doing the good work you're doing, helping us to know about the weather.

Barry's Response - Roger:

First of all, I'm glad you appreciate my efforts. I doubt you've read all 200 of my pages, but you found the right one to contact me.

Yes, mathematics is important, and might require special effort on your part, but that weakness is one many have overcome. You will also need to become more masterful at communicating in English, verbal and written.

If the passion is really there, that's the only thing that matters. When I went through one of the meteorology schools in the Canadian educational system, there were only three universities in Canada that granted degrees in meteorology: UBC in Vancouver, U of A in Edmonton, and Dalhousie in Halifax(?). They may have added more since then.

On this webpage, http://www.stuffintheair.com/meteorology-university-degree.html I give some detail about the program offered at the one I graduated from, University of Alberta.

On these pages I tell about career choices, who I am, and other things to consider.

http://www.stuffintheair.com/career-in-meteorology.html

http://www.stuffintheair.com/how-to-become-a-pilot.html

http://www.stuffintheair.com/cartoon-scientist.html

http://www.stuffintheair.com/meteorology-tests.html

http://www.stuffintheair.com/environmental-health-and-safety-jobs.html

http://www.stuffintheair.com/Blowin_in_the_Wind-weather-careers-in-business. html

http://www.stuffintheair.com/WeatherMan.html

Have a look, complete your High School, if you haven't done so already, and look into the various universities or pilot and air traffic control schools (for instance).

That's how you'll find your niche.

Search this site for more information now.

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its good
by: Kim Longton

If you want a career in meteorology, you should go to a school where meteorology is taught as the main subject. Fortunately, there are many schools and colleges that offer this course. These educational institutions also provide the students with an opportunity to get experience.

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A Good Start
by: Phil

While this article provides a good starting point for thinking about a career in meteorology, it's information you could easily find by typing the topic into a search engine.

The article wasn't very interesting, as it was difficult to read the letter written by the student. The response could have been more professional in promoting the need for better communication skills without coming out and directly saying it.

I would also like to see the option recommended to connect with hobbyist meteorologists as a method to learn more about the field.

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Tactful
by: Dave the Plumber

This was a thoughtful and tactful response to a difficult question/comment. It made me click on a few other links on the site out of curiosity. This site is mildly interesting, but I probably won't be back.

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Meteorology
by: Anonymous

It was a very good answer. I must appreciate your reply in which you have thoroughly explained the requirement for becoming a meteorologist. I would like to gather more of such information from you.

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