Occupation Title: Atmospheric & Space Scientists
Description: Investigate atmospheric phenomena and interpret meteorological data gathered by surface and air stations, satellites, and radar to prepare reports and forecasts for public and other uses. Includes weather analysts and forecasters whose functions require the detailed knowledge of meteorology.
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 19-2021
Sample Job Titles: Meteorologist, Forecaster, General Forecaster, Science and Operations Officer (SOO), Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Broadcast Meteorologist, Hydrometeorological Technician, Meteorologist-in-Charge, Weather Forecaster
Estimated Total Employment*
Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 2,100
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).
Suggested citation: Association of American Geographers, Jobs & Careers Website, Salary Data and Trends, http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/salary_data_and_trends_overview (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).