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Career in Meteorology

Why meteorology?

- People who pursue careers in meteorology are often fascinated by the weather.  Their favorite thing is tracking storms, analyzing weather patterns, and predicting the future.

- Meteorology is a field with a lot of career options.  A meteorologist can work for the government, a private company, or a research institution.  You can specialize in forecasting, climatology, or atmospheric science.

- The challenge: Meteorology requires a deep understanding of complex physical processes.  Meteorology can be incredibly rewarding for those who like challenges.

- Weather affects everything from what we wear to how we travel.  Forecasts and warnings from meteorologists can make a real difference in people's lives.

- Meteorology is constantly evolving, with new technologies and techniques being developed all the time.  Using cutting-edge technology to improve weather forecasts and predictions, meteorologists are on the cutting edge of innovation.

Meteorology is an exciting and constantly changing career choice since it depends on nature's temporary, permanent and sometimes unexpected changes.  It's why this career requires an interest in nature.

You've got to be a weather enthusiast with a vivid curiosity and an active desire to research, observe, analyze, and predict things. It takes curiosity and knowledge to understand how weather systems form, evolve, and interact.  Researching weather processes and components, such as air pressure, temperature, humidity, and wind speed, along with their historical interactions, can give you this knowledge.

The weather is another thing meteorologists keep an eye on besides studying the past, present, and predicting the future.  It's all about reading the weather equipment, radar scans, and satellite photos and watching what's happening around you.

Scientists in meteorology also have to participate actively in understanding the natural phenomena.  Take a look outside for visual cues, like what you might see during a tornado chase.  It's still important to apply the data and principles you learn to solve problems.  It's hard to forecast.

Observing and analyzing weather patterns can also help you better understand weather systems.  And in the end, predicting weather requires understanding the current conditions and how they're likely to change.

Options for your Career in Meteorology

Are you interested in meteorological jobs?  On specialty websites, you can find a wide range of meteorological jobs.  There are entry-level data collectors, who may read weather maps and satellite information, to highly educated and experienced meteorologists.

Among these guys, some supervise weather observers; others issue weather warnings, prepare forecasts for a variety of agencies, predict both long- and short-term forecasts, and run weather centers.

As well as operational meteorologists, who prepare routine forecasts, there are climatological meteorologists.  This person analyzes weather reports and uses historical information to make predictions, dynamic meteorologists study hydrodynamics and thermodynamics, and physical meteorologists study physical properties. 

Satellites and radars collect, analyze, and interpret atmospheric data.  On the basis of current conditions and historical data, they also use mathematical models to predict changes in the atmosphere.  Floods, droughts, and hurricanes are also analyzed by physical meteorologists.

Meteorologists who monitor or predict air quality can be included in this subcategory.  Air pollution is assessed and pollutants are measured.  They also use computer models to predict air quality so people and industry can plan their activities accordingly.  

Meteorologist TV personality

Before you start a career in this field, you should have a background in mathematics, chemistry, physics, geography, oceanography, and maybe astronomy.  Studies in things like naval engineering, environmental dynamics, and database software could be more specialized.

Radio and TV are also great careers.  The best thing you can do is keep in mind that a meteorological career is really for those who like weather and air pollution.  It's all about that.

You might also be interested in radio and TV if you're like me.  Staying up to date on news and current events is easy with radio and TV.  Plus, it's a great way to learn about different cultures.  Also, it's great for entertainment.

For the right person, this business sector might bring many sunny days.

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It could be exciting and rewarding to pursue a meteorology career.

Search this site for more information.  There's a weather and meteorology section with forecasts, current conditions, and radar for different places.  Also, we have articles about weather-related topics and links to other resources.

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Develop your interest in science by pursuing a career in meteorology

A career in meteorology - a great choice for those keen on physical sciences, the air and natural phenomena.

Weather and climate phenomena are predicted and explained by meteorologists.  Data is analyzed and predictions are made using sophisticated equipment and mathematical models.  It's a great field for people who want to make a difference.

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