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Atmospheric and Space Scientists

Investigate weather-related phenomena to prepare weather reports and forecasts for the public.

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$46.00 / hour    Read more about wages


National Data
Growth rate:  8.3%    Read more about outlook


Bachelor's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Write computer programming code.
  • Conduct climatological research.
  • Research environmental impact of industrial or development activities.
  • Analyze design requirements for computer or electronics systems.
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Job Title Examples:

Hydrometeorological Technician
Science and Operations Officer (SOO)
Weather Forecaster

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