Meteorologists!

By: Molly Groeschel

Branch of Science:

I think a meteorologist is in the "earth" branch of science because being a meteorologist has to do with weather and temperatures. And they study the changes and weather on the Earth.


Educational Path:

Helpful High School Courses:
  • Calculus
  • Geology
  • Physics
  • Public speaking
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Advanced algebra
  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of math
  • 3 years of social studies
  • 2 years of science
  • Other Language
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science & programming
  • Earth science
  • Environmental science
  • General computer applications
  • Technical writing
  • Trigonometry

Training School & College:

I choose this college because I went to Wisconsin Rapids this summer and its a really cool place to visit. I like how it's in the country. But it's not to far from home. It's about two and a half hours away!


Mid State Technical College - Wisconsin Rapids Campus

Setting: Small Rural Town

Country: Wood

Campus Size: 155 acres

Public or Private: Public

Class Size: 300

Years: 2

Total Enrollment: 10,737

Date founded: 1917


Academics:

Average GPA: NA

SAT: NA

ACT: NA

About the Job:

Meteorologists predict day-to-day weather. It prepares people to study weather processes and climate trends. The thermometer was invented around 1600 A.D.


What Factors Affect Employment for this Job:

I personally don't think being a meteorologist is a common job in Wisconsin because there is only four schools you can choose from I'm order to be a meteorologist. Compared to some states they have up to 20 different colleges. But it is popular compared to some states like Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio and Utah only have one college you can go to for that career.


Salary:

Wisconsin Salary: $38,540 Hourly: $18.53

National Salary: $45,050 Hourly: 21.66

Employer:

Employer: Peggy Wicox

Location: WBAY-TV

Summary:

I don't think I would ever want to be a meteorologist. Here are some pros and cons of being a meteorologist!

Pros:

  • Good money
  • People know you where ever you go.
  • Your aware of bad weather ahead of time.

Cons:

  • You work long days
  • If your weather prediction is bad people aren't happy
  • You work really early
  • Hard on family's because you work holiday