If weather, with the changing of seasons, climate, and seasonal weather events such as snow intrigue you, perhaps a climate- or weather-related job is a good fit.
Of course, the first job that comes to mind is likely a meteorologist, more affectionately known as the “weather man.” These atmospheric scientists assess current and future weather conditions to make short-term predictions or forecasts.
Aside from the weather man on the local news station, there are plenty of other jobs in this field, though.
Climatologists study weather patterns and trends over a long term period, as opposed to making short-term predictions like meteorologists.
Environmental scientists study nature to discover or monitor potential threats, such as those that affect populations or natural resources.
If you’re a thrill-seeker, though, storm chasers get out in the field for up-close-and-personal experiences and photographs of extreme weather conditions, such as tornadoes, rain storms, or hurricanes.
Does all of this have you asking yourself, “Are there new jobs near me involving weather and climate?”
If so, it’s time to start researching! Many of these career paths require higher education, such as a 4-year science degree.