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Meteorologist
WhatTheyDo
JusttheFacts

Investigatesatmosphericphenomenaandinterpretsmeteorologicaldata,
gatheredbysurfaceandairstations,satellites,andradartopreparereports
andforecastsforpublicandotheruses.
ThiscareerispartoftheScience,Technology,EngineeringandMathematics
clusterScienceandMathematicspathway.

Apersoninthiscareer:
Performsmanagerialduties,suchascreatingworkschedules,creatingor
implementingstafftraining,matchingstaffexpertisetosituations,oranalyzing
performanceofoffices.
Consultswithotheroffices,agencies,professionals,orresearchersregardingthe
useandinterpretationofclimatologicalinformationforweatherpredictionsand
warnings.
Teachescollege-levelcoursesontopicssuchasatmosphericandspacescience,
meteorology,orglobalclimatechange.
Analyzeshistoricalclimateinformation,suchasprecipitationortemperature
records,tohelppredictfutureweatherorclimatetrends.
Preparesweatherreportsormapsforanalysis,distribution,oruseinweather
broadcasts,usingcomputergraphics.
Directsforecastingservicesatweatherstationsoratradioortelevision
broadcastingfacilities.
Appliesmeteorologicalknowledgetoissuessuchasglobalwarming,pollution
control,orozonedepletion.
Developsorusesmathematicalorcomputermodelsforweatherforecasting.
Interpretsdata,reports,maps,photographs,orchartstopredictlong-orshortrangeweatherconditions,usingcomputermodelsandknowledgeofclimate
theory,physics,andmathematics.
Formulatespredictionsbyinterpretingenvironmentaldata,suchas
meteorological,atmospheric,oceanic,paleoclimate,climate,orrelated
information.

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WorkingConditionsandPhysicalDemands
Peoplewhodothisjobreportthat:
Youwouldoftenhandleloadsupto10lbs.,sometimesupto20lbs.Youmightdoalotofwalkingorstanding,oryoumightsit
butuseyourarmsandlegstocontrolmachines,equipmentortools.
Exposedtohazardoussituationsinvolvingpossibleinjurysuchascuts,bites,stings,andminorburnsmorethanoncea
month
Workinthisoccupationrequiresbeinginsidemostofthetime
Workinthisoccupationinvolvessittingmorethanone-thirdofthetime
Workinginthiscareerinvolves(physicalactivities):
Seeingclearlyatadistance
Seeingclearlyupclose
Speakingclearlyenoughtobeabletobeunderstoodbyothers

WorkHoursandTravel
Rotatingshiftwork
Weekendwork

SpecialtyandSimilarCareers
Careersthataremoredetailedorclosetothiscareer:
BroadcastMeteorologist--Deliversweatherforecastson-airatatelevisionorradiostation.
SpaceOperationsOfficer--Managesspaceflightplanning,training,missioncontrol,andotheractivitiesinvolvedinlaunching
andrecoveringspacecraft.
AtmosphericScientist-OceanographicMeteorologist-WeatherAnalyst--

IsThisForYou?
Interests:

YourInterests:

Thefollowingcategoriesdescribetheworkinterests(compatiblewithHolland'sModel)of
peoplewhotendtosucceedinthiscareer:

Thelasttimeyou
InvestigativeYouarea"thinker".Whenyouhaveaproblem,youliketoanalyzeitand tooktheInterest
Profileryourresults
lookatdifferentwaystosolveit.Youliketoworkbyyourself,andyoudon''tlike
were:
explainingyourideastootherpeople.
RealisticYouarea"doer".Youlikephysicalactivitiesandprojects.Youliketofindthe
INVESTIGATIVE
answerstoproblemsbydoinghands-onworkinsteadoftalkingaboutsolutions.
REALISTIC

TaketheInterestProfileragain.

WorkValues:

YourWorkValues:

Workvaluesareaspectsofworkthataresatisfyingtoyou.Thefollowingwork
valuesaregenerallyassociatedwiththiscareer.
Nowthatyouknowtheworkvalues
AchievementIt'sveryimportanttoyouthatyourworkallowsyoutouseyourbest forthiscareer,wouldyouliketofind
abilities.Youwanttoseetheresultsofyourworkandgetafeelingof
yourpersonalworkvalues?
accomplishment.
IndependenceIt'sveryimportanttoyouthatyourworkallowsyoutomake
TrytheWorkValuesSorter.
decisionsonyourown.Youwanttotryoutyourownideasandworkwithlittle

supervision.
RecognitionIt'sveryimportanttoyouthatyourworksatisfiesyourneedfor
prestigeandleadershipopportunities,aswellasopportunitiesforadvancement.
RelationshipsIt'sveryimportanttoyouthatyouhavefriendlyco-workers.You
wouldliketobeofservicetootherswithoutcompromisingyoursenseofrightand
wrong.
WorkingConditionsIt'sveryimportanttoyouthatyourworksatisfiesyourneeds
inareaslikesalary,jobsecurityandyourworkingstylepreferences,suchas
workingalone,stayingbusyallthetimeorhavingvarietyinyourworktasks.
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Aptitudes:
Aptitudesreflectaperson'sabilitytoacquireskillsandknowledge.
Thefollowingaptitudesareimportantforsuccessinthiscareer:
Generallearningability
Verbalaptitude
Numericalaptitude
Spatialperception

GenerallearningabilityTopone-third
VerbalaptitudeTop10%
NumericalaptitudeTop10%
SpatialperceptionTopone-third
FormperceptionMiddlethird
ClericalperceptionMiddlethird
Eye-handcoordinationBottomthird
FingerdexterityMiddlethird
ManualdexterityBottomthird

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SkillsYouNeed
BasicSkills
Thefollowingskillsareimportantfor
thiscareer:

YourBasicSkills:
Nowthatyouknowthebasicskillsforthiscareer,wouldyouliketofindyour
personalbasicskills?

Readingcomprehensionmedium(Level
5)
TrytheBasicSkillsSurvey.
Activelisteningmedium(Level5)

Writingmedium(Level5)
Speakingmedium(Level5)
Sciencemedium(Level5)
Criticalthinkingmedium(Level5)
Activelearningmedium(Level5)
Learningstrategiesmedium(Level3)
Monitoringmedium(Level3)
Theseskillsarenecessarybutnotas
important:
Mathematicslow(Level2)
TellmemoreaboutBasicSkills...

TransferableSkills
Here'salistofskillsusedinthiscareerthat
arealsousedinothercareers.

YourTransferableSkills:
Nowthatyouknowthetransferableskillsforthiscareer,wouldyouliketo
findyourpersonaltransferableskills?

Highlevelofskillrequired

TrytheTransferableSkillsChecklist.
Analyzingandinterpretingphysicalsciencedata
Drawingdiagrams,charts,andmaps
Explainingphysicalscienceconcepts
Operatingcomputerstorecordandanalyze
physicalsciencedata
Preparingtechnicalorresearchreports
Researchingphysicalsciences
Workingasamemberofaphysicalscienceteam

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WorkplaceSkills
Workplaceskillsarepracticedactivitiesthathelppeoplebecomesuccessfulinallkindsofcareers.Here'salistofthe
workplaceskillsthatareusedinthiscareer.
Mediumlevelofskillrequired

Complexproblemsolving
Coordination
Instructing
Judgmentanddecisionmaking
Persuasion
Serviceorientation
Socialperceptiveness
Systemsanalysis
Systemsevaluation
Timemanagement
TellmemoreaboutWorkplaceSkills...

ImproveYourSkills:
Skillsarewonderfulbecauseyoucanalwaysimprovethem!Allittakesisalittlehardworkandmotivation.
Soifyouseethatacareerrequiresmoreskillthanyoucurrentlyhave,don'tworryit'salwayspossibletolearnmore
skills.
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