Meteorologist

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Analyzes meteorological data gathered by satellites and radar to prepare reports and forecasts for the public. Studies and interprets photographs, maps, synoptic reports, and charts in order to forecast long- and short-range weather conditions. May require an advanced degree and at least 5 years of related experience. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.



Skills Required:

There are many skills that a meteorologist needs to have in order to be successful while executing his or her job. Some skills that are needed would be the ability to do math and statistics hurriedly, being quick on your feet, and having a superb work ethic. All of these skills are essential.
Doing math and statistics quickly is very important. In order for all of the information to be correct and in terms that the normal citizen could understand the meteorologist would need to be able to promptly convert figures, so we could comprehend the information.

Job Outlook/Growth:

Employment of atmospheric scientists is projected to increase by 11 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The best job prospects for atmospheric scientists will be in private industry.

Education needed:

The basic requirements are proper education till the bachelor's degree. While doing your bachelors in meteorology will 'meteorically' increase your chances of employment in this field, bachelors in related fields such as physics, earth science, geography, and geophysics are also welcome to apply as they too deal with this field.

Related jobs:

Meteorology is probably the best field. It is the study of weather. The american meteorological soceity says that a meteorologist is a meteorologist because they have a "specialized education and uses scientific principles to explain, understand, observe, or forecast the earth's atmospheric phenomena and/or how the atmosphere affects the earth and life on the planet". There are three main jobs for a meteorologist, teaching, forecasting, and researching.

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