Meteorology Degree


Meteorologists always have their heads in the clouds, in a manner of speaking. Predicting weather and studying the effects of pollution on global warming all fall on a Meteorologist’s plate, whether he works for a private business or the government. Meteorology training will open your eyes to the invisible forces constantly at work around you, right down to the air you breathe.

Training

Meteorology degrees come in several different flavors, such as atmospheric science or forest meteorology. Crops rely on sunlight and rain to grow, two key components affected greatly by the Earth’s atmosphere. Pursue a bachelor’s degree in meteorology or a related science field to ground yourself in all the science and mathematics you’ll need to pinpoint the touchdown point of a forming tornado, or anticipate Farmers ’ needs for the next growing season. Meteorology schools offer the most focused educations on the subject and provide a wide range of specialties to choose from.

Next Step

Once you’ve finished your degree, consider moving up to a master’s degree in meteorology. Why would you want a master’s degree? Your job prospects expand with higher education. Soon, you’ll take on government jobs for high paychecks (always a nice bonus for doing the work you love) and find yourself diving head first into groundbreaking research projects to improve the world we live in.

Luckily for you, a master’s degree in meteorology only takes one to two years, and can be completed on-campus or online. Go to class or let class come to you.

Certification

Associations such as the American Meteorological Society award certifications which, while not required, sure look nice on a resume. Different levels, ranging from Consultant to Broadcaster, give you the flexibility to choose what best fits your current professional experience. Contact the society of your choice for a study guide covering the concepts included in your exam — an especially important step if it’s been a while since you sat in a classroom.



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