Marshika Johnson


To get started in this career, you will need a bachelor's degree in atmospheric science, meteorology, or a closely related field. These degrees require classes in atmospheric sciences, chemistry, physics, environmental science, math, and earth science.

Job Description

Meteorologists study weather patterns and use sophisticated models to forecast the weather. Meteorologists, also called atmospheric scientists, study the earth's atmosphere, its physical characteristics and movements, and how these will affect the environment.

Pay Scale

Salaries vary depending on education, experience, and place of employment. Meteorologists earn a median salary of $70,100 per year.

Available Jobs?

  • NOAA
  • the military
  • TV/ radio stations
  • education
  • consulting meteorology businesses.