The weather does much more than determine how people dress or how they can enjoy themselves outdoors. Weather can be dangerous, causing floods, storms, heatwaves, and droughts that can kill or injure. Individuals and communities need to remain alert to weather conditions and forecasts in order to protect themselves. Choosing a career in meteorology will allow you to make a vital contribution to the safety and well-being of your community and country.
Meteorological services require people who understand physics, management, information technology, engineering, communications, and many other domains. There is plenty of room in meteorology for people with a wide array of talents and interests.
The following links share helpful information about options for a career in the atmospheric sciences. Of course, the faculty members in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences can offer some practical advice as well.
- Careers in the National Weather Service
- A Career in Meteorology
- University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
- American Meteorological Society Career Center
- National Severe Storms Laboratory: Meteorology Career Options
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- NOAA Careers
- Student jobs in the U.S. Government
- UNC Asheville Career Center