What Does A Chief Meteorologist Do?
A broadcast meteorologist provides weather forecasts through television or radio broadcasts.
How Do I Become A Chief Meteorologist?
A four-year bachelor’s degree in a scientific field such as atmospheric sciences, physics, chemistry, or another related field is probably necessary to obtain this position. A higher degree (master’s or doctorate) in a related field, which may take an additional two-five years to earn, would be more valuable. Some broadcast meteorologists may have communication-related degrees with some extra coursework in the sciences.
What is the Average Salary For A Chief Meteorologist?
High – 140,000
Median – 85,000
Low – 48,000
What Courses Should I Take To Become A Chief Meteorologist?
- Science – As much as possible!
- Math – As much as possible!
- English – As much as possible!
- Public Speaking
What Is The Work Environment For A Chief Meteorologist?
Many meteorologists are employed by universities, scientific services, and the government. The meteorologist featured in the video, Alan, is employed by a television station. Broadcast meteorologists work both in the studio and outside at times.
What Is The Future Outlook For A Chief Meteorologist?
There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada