Jobs in Meteorology
There are many different fields of meteorology that you can get into. A large number of corporations and organizations are involved in weather forecasting. I've named a few jobs below, just to give you an idea of how important meteorologists are.
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If you're like me and want to take on a career in the media, then Broadcast Meteorology is the place to be. There are hundreds of television markets that you could work for and even some high profile ones as well. Some of these include The Weather Channel, CNN, and all of the major television broadcast networks. If you don't like being in front of the camera, then you always can do radio or even work behind-the-scenes at a television station.
The Federal Government is one of the biggest employers of meteorologists. The National Weather Service has 120 offices around the country that forecast for specific areas. The National Hurricane Center, the Storm Prediction Center, the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, and the Tropical Prediction Center are all governmental organizations that also predict a variety of weather events. And that's not all, the military also has there own meteorologists. The Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and Navy each has its own meteorological services.
If you want to deal more with specific companies, you can get a job with Commercial Meteorological Organizations. These companies are found all across the country and vary from working for airlines or even electric power utilities, just to name a few.
There are also Meteorological Consulting Organizations that usually deal with air quality operations. Air quality work ranges from environmental impact assessments to operational forecasting for air pollution potential.
If you're good at teaching stuff to other people, then maybe becoming a Meteorology Professor is the choice for you. There are over 100 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada that employ meteorologists in the academic world.