Careers in Meteorology


Looking for an entry level job or internship in meteorology? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.

Meteorology Careers

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Meteorology is the scientific study of the atmosphere and its phenomena, as well as how these phenomena–that is, the weather–affect our planet.

It’s not all standing in front of a camera and forecasting the weather; in fact, few meteorologists work in broadcasting. The top employers of meteorologists include the federal government, the military, research, and private firms. You may work outdoors on occasion in order to observe the weather. A few other things you might do in a typical day include:

  • Collect data
  • Create a model of collected data
  • Reading and interpreting weather maps and other information
  • Take readings from weather equipment
  • Analyze collected data

A bachelor’s degree is usually required to get a job in meteorology. You don’t have to major in meteorology or atmospheric science, but take all the courses in that area possible. Additional courses in math, physics, chemistry, engineering, and computer science are also useful, not to mention excellent major choices if your college doesn’t have a meteorology major. You’ll need a graduate degree for many research positions.

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Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Meteorology

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Skymosity - Skymosity is a San Rafael, CA based company that has developed a weather marketing platform that “transforms big weather data into actionable wins for marketers.”

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Weather Underground - Weather Underground is one of the top weather websites on the net, and they have a bunch of jobs for recent grads.

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Accuweather - Accuweather is based in State College, PA, and they call themselves "the World's Weather Authority." Right now they have some great jobs for new or recent grads

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University Corporation for Atmospheric Research - If you’re all about atmosphere, then you should take a look at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research's job opportunities.

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WeatherBill - WeatherBill, a San Francisco based startup that lets you hedge against bad weather, is looking for a Quantitative Engineer and a Business Development Associate.

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NOAA - Right now NOAA has 63 jobs posted in fields ranging from Computer Science to Fisheries Biology and from Program Specialist to Service Hydrologist.

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The Weather Channel - The Weather Channel, based in Atlanta, GA, is just what it sounds like: a channel about weather....and they're hiring!

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