What are the college/course requirements for becoming a Meteorologist?


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Annie Mmmm answered

The basis requirement for becoming a meteorologist or a climatologist is a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology or Atmospheric Sciences. Some teaching, research or management positions require a Masters of Science degree or a Ph.D.

Just to give you an idea, some of the classes that you'll be taking in college will be calculus, physics, dynamics, synoptics, and even computer programming courses.

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Anonymous commented
Anonymous is me, my daughter is interested. The mention of calculus didn't deter her one bit, lol.
Annie Mmmm
Annie Mmmm commented
Heres some stuff she should consider also 1) Rotating Shift work burden: We know weather happens around the clock…24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And meteorologist(s) need to always be around to give weather forecasts. It’s part of being a meteorologist. A majority of meteorologists get paid very little money for the incredible value they bring to the table. Also, there is some concern in the meteorological community that in 20 to 30 years computer models will take over human forecasting ability. ( Not sure if you were trying to deter her but those are some Cons that come with the job)
Yo Kass
Yo Kass commented
Interesting career choice!

I wonder what the potential affects of climate change would have on the scope and applications of meteorology.

Also, I'd hope that more sophisticated technology doesn't necessarily mean less jobs.. Take computer programming for example.

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