How to become a Meteorologist
- Meteorologists are weather scientists. They love studying the sky and understanding patterns that can predict weather.
- They use specialized equipment to analyze what kind of weather to expect.
- Some meteorologists get high-profile jobs as weathermen or weather women on television news stations. For these jobs, a pleasing personality, attractive appearance, and appealing voice are important.
- Other meteorologists work behind the scenes. They might do research for government agencies or universities, or work for the military.
- Some meteorologists help develop new equipment for forecasting the weather. Others are working to understand climate change.
- Meteorologists need a bachelor’s degree in science or math. Some go on to get a master’s degree.
- Meteorologists can work in offices or in remote weather stations. Some travel to do field work.
- Meteorologists typically earn $100,000 a year. People working for news stations can earn much more.
Questions and Answers
Question: What’s the most valuable part of a meteorologist’s job?
Answer: Probably being able to help people by alerting them to dangerous weather.
Watch a video about being a meteorologist.
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