Preston Cedergren 8th Hour

Career Overview

They study and explain changes in the air. They also forecast and study the weather.

How to succeed

Good classes to take in high school are: Calculus, Geology, Physics, Public Speaking, Statistics and Probability, and Trigonometry/Advanced Algebra.

As far as college, You would need a bachelors degree and maybe a masters degree.

Cost of Education

Tuition would be around $30,000 a year when going to an out of state public school. That would come to about $124,000 for four years, but with a masters degree ad on it could come up to $184,000. That does not include housing and other expenses. Housing could run you about $30,000 for four years, for a basic college dorm.

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Pros and Cons


1)Decent paying later in the career.

2)Don't work extremely long hours.

3)If you do an internship in between your bachelors and masters you automatically receive a job at some weather stations.


1)Some shifts are at night or inconvenient times.

2)Some weather stations are located in very isolated areas.

Do you want a job that pays off? Do you like the weather? Than being a meteorologist is right for you! You could make as much as $135,000 a year have great hours and benefits and be doing what you love to do most. You can go to college and earn a masters degree so even if you want to do something else there is many different options. You get to work in a comfortable environment and have many options to do in meteorology. So get to work and hopefully you end up working in meteorology!