Atmospheric and Space Scientists
On the Job
Atmospheric and Space Scientists investigate weather phenomena and prepare reports for the public and others. They have detailed knowledge of meteorology (the scientific study of the atmosphere).
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Write computer programming code.
- Conduct climatological research.
- Research environmental impact of industrial or development activities.
- Analyze design requirements for computer or electronics systems.
- Interpret research or operational data.
- Collaborate on research activities with scientists or technical specialists.
- Communicate with the public on environmental issues.
- Present information to the public.
- Provide educational information to the public.
- Provide technical information or assistance to public.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working with a group or team.
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