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, thanks for appreciating my efforts. maybe you didn't read all 200 pages, but you found the right one.

Mathematics is important, and it might take some effort on your part, but many have overcome that weakness. Communication in English, both verbally and in writing, will also need to improve.

Passion is all that matters. In the Canadian educational system, there were only three universities that granted meteorology degrees in the early 90's: UBC in Vancouver, U of A in Edmonton, and Dalhousie in Halifax (?). Maybe they've added more since then.

On this webpage, I give some detail about the program offered at the one I graduated from, University of Alberta.

Here I talk about career choices, who I am, and other stuff.

Take a look at the various universities, or pilot and air traffic control schools (for instance), if you haven't already. You'll find your niche that way.

Search this site for more information now.

I'm about to drop some truth bombs on your meteorological quest

that will rattle your assumptions like a category 5 hurricane! You wanna be a meteorologist, huh? But you're stressed about math and those uncharted courses? You're not alone.

Let's kick self-doubt to the curb first. Doubting yourself is like looking at a cloudy day and thinking there won't be sunshine tomorrow - it's a fool's game. This meteorological stew starts with your passion for weather.

Let's talk about those math problems. Have you heard of grit? Dreams are fueled by it. With some dedication, you'll be able to tackle those equations like a seasoned pro.

New to this country can be like predicting a tornado's path, but it can also be a great opportunity. Take it as a fresh start. It might look like an intricate Doppler radar map, but every great meteorologist had to start somewhere.

Don't get overwhelmed by the information. Ask questions, find mentors, and find resources. Weather is like an ever-changing weather pattern, and you've got to ride it out. It's like getting insider tips for the atmospheric stock market if you talk to a meteorologist one-on-one. Get out there, network, and grab that chance.

It might be hard to predict the exact location of a thunderstorm, but with perseverance, faith, and tenacity, you'll make it. Keep an eye on the horizon, my fellow weather enthusiast, because the sky's the limit - or maybe just a few miles up!

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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.

From Barry - To be successful in this career, you need a degree in meteorology as the main subject. Gaining hands-on experience through internships or part-time jobs while in school can also give you an edge.

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.

From Barry - By connecting with hobbyist meteorologists, students can gain a more personal and in-depth perspective of the career, ask questions, and network.

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.

From Barry - The aim was to provide a clear, concise, and well-thought-out answer that addressed the topic concisely and effectively, making you curious about the other links.

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.

From Barry - I tried to explain how one can get the necessary qualifications to become a meteorologist, like education, work experience, and certifications. The steps outlined were to make it easier to understand how to achieve these goals.

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