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Meteorology

Physical Science

Meteorolgy is under the branch of physical science because meteorology has to do with force which is physics.


Education Path

In high school I'd have to take some classes like Calculus, Geology, Physics, Public Speaking, Statistics and Probability, and Trigonometry/Advanced Algebra. In college I'd have to get a degree in atmospheric sciences and meteorology. This major is about the science of weather, climate, etc. and the minimum degree I could get in this major is a masters degree.


College

I could go to Arizona University State in Tempe. It is in an urban part of Arizona and in is a public university with a student to faculty ratio or 23:1. To get into is college I'd need a certain GPA. The average GPA of an entering freshman is 3.38, the estimated median ACT composite score is 20 to 23 and the estimated median SAT combined score is 960 to 1099.


About this Career

Many meteorologists work for the federal government. Some work for the armed forces. Others work at airports, television stations, universities, consulting firms, or private industries. Meteorology is not just weather forecasts. It studies from satellites, radars and weather balloons. Also, it wouldn't be too difficult to find a job in Wisconsin.


Salary

The average salary for someone wanting to be a meteorology in Wisconsin is $38,540 opposed to having the same job somewhere else in the U.S., the average is $45,050. If I was looking for a local job, one place I could consider is The Art Institutes INTL Inc. in Green Bay.


Overview

I don't really see myself doing this career but I do definitely see myself doing something with life science such as a surgeon. It would be fun for my to have a career in science but this particular job wouldn't interest me much so I don't think it would very enjoyable.



References

Raedle, Joe. "Meteorologist." howstuffworks. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Sept. 2013.

<http://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/climate-weather/storms/

meteorology3.htm>.


"Meteorologist." WISCareers. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Sept. 2013.

<http://wiscareers.wisc.edu/C_ClientHome/home.asp>.