If you are fond of mathematics and science, and interested in weather and climate-related issues, you may consider a career in meteorology. Meteorology requires good knowledge in mathematics, physics and chemistry, as well as computer skills.
To become a meteorologist, the basic requirement is to earn a university degree in meteorology or atmospheric sciences. Another option would be a university degree in mathematics, physical sciences or engineering supplemented by courses in meteorology. Teaching, research or management positions in the field usually require postgraduate degrees.
Meteorological technicians, who may not possess an academic degree, are generally responsible for collecting data and reporting weather observations. They can qualify through technical-level courses that last from a few months to one or two years, depending on the envisaged work.
If you would like to become a television weather presenter, then journalism and communication courses are necessary in addition to a good knowledge of atmospheric physics and chemistry. These are but a few examples of possible careers in meteorology.
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