Meteorology

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Air Pollution Scientist
  • Atmospheric Scientist*
  • Aviation Forecaster
  • Broadcast Meteorologist
  • Climatologist
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Facilities Management
  • Forensic Meteorology
  • Hydrologist
  • Oceanographer*
  • Operational Meteorologist
  • Physical Meteorologist*
  • Professor*
  • Risk Assessment
  • Satellite Imagery/Analyst
  • Scientific Researcher*
  • Software Technician
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Synoptic Meteorologist
  • Water Specialist
  • Weather Forecaster
  • Wildfire Mitigation

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Airlines
  • Armed Forces
  • Computer/Data Processing Services
  • Department of Defense
  • Federal Government
  • National Weather Service
  • Private Weather Consulting Services
  • Research and Testing Services
  • Television and Radio Stations

Minnesota Employers

  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • KAAL-TV
  • KARE 11
  • KEYC-TV
  • KSTP-TV
  • National Weather Service
  • Schneider Electric
  • WDIO-TV
  • Weather Eye Radio Network
  • Weather Nation

Salary and Outlook

Starting salary: $22,500-$45,000
May vary by career, company, location and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Adaptability
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Good at seeing patterns
  • Independent
  • Investigative
  • Problem solving
  • Strong math & science background
  • Research skills
  • Technical skills
  • Technical writing
  • Willing to work unpredictable hours