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Blowin' in the Wind, Issue #038 Good Jobs in for Meteorology - February 1, 2007
January 31, 2007
Jobs in for MeteorologyKnow anybody who's trying to find any jobs in for meteorology lovers. Wonder what professionals in the field do? Here is an overview of various government jobs in meteorology, the occupations and what they do. You'll also find other jobs meteorology grads may take. Things such as television or practical problem solving.
The meteorologistWhat does a meteorologist do? You may ask. You probably know that they forecast weather. Anything else? Some work in consulting, determing how changing things (such as an industrial plant) will affect the atmosphere, for instance. Some conduct research on the air and weather (or climate).
Who do they work for? The government: You can find meteorological jobs in your national weather service or the military for starters. Others include private firms, utility companies, forestry services, universities and a few other types of organizations.
What other titles do meteorologists go by?
All meteorologists present their data verbally in seminars, or in writing by publishing reports or articles, or both. They also suggest improvements for their trade, revising computer programs or data collection techniques for instance. Meteorologists complete one or more university programs before entering the field.
Meteorological TechniciansThese guys make observations and record (and transmit) data for meteorologists, pilots and the general public to use, including broadcasters. We need them to help us keep up to date. They also work for government, consulting companies and utilities primarily. Here is a job weather enthusiasts may jump at. The types of work include:
What else do they do? They have to maintain their equipment, databases, and operations. Their daily routines can also include analyzing and making sense of the weather data. These workers rely on a solid technical education and on the job training.
Broadcasters(This includes MC's and announcers)
They relay information to the public. This includes news, sports, ads and weather. Some work mostly with music and videos, others with public events. Some in radio, others in TV. They read bulletins as they arrive, including such things as telegrams and reporting on weather conditions and warnings as provided by the forecasting service. They keep us up to date with traffic reports at appropriate times. Although this can be a good jobs in for meteorology grads, a background in journalism is useful here as well.
Happy hunting and good luck; I hope this background information helps.
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