EXPLORING RUTGERS MAJORS

 


Career Opportunities for Majors in Meteorology


Introduction

The Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology focuses on the study of weather and climate as well as extensive preparation in environmental sciences. Students learn about weather systems, the atmosphere, climate issues, ocean dynamics, and forecasting. Students may become involved with research, utilize micrometeorological observing stations, and use state-of-the-art computer workstations dedicated to monitoring meteorological issues.

This meteorology program offers all the US federal government civil service requirements for classification as a meteorologist. Graduates of the program have the opportunity to pursue different career paths, including meteorology or environmental science, for employment in government, education, or private industry. Graduates have a firm foundation in order to pursue graduate study.

Although most graduates will find work in a related field, some may choose a career that does not require this specific major, but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills and accomplishments. Regardless of your career choice, increase your marketability to employers through internships, responsible work experience, good grades, and involvement in college activities.


A Sample Of Related Occupations

Air Quality Engineer Environmental Lawyer Physicist
Astronomer Environmental Manager Research Scientist
Atmospheric Scientist Environmental Protection Specialist Risk Manager
Climatologist Geoscientist Safety Engineer
Ecologist Hydrologist Science Librarian
Environmental Affairs Mngr. Lobbyist Technical Support Representative
Environmental Consultant Meteorologist Technical Writer
Environmental Educator Natural Resource Manager Water Quaslity Specialist
Environmental Engineer Naturalist
Environmental Impact Analyst Oceanographer

Types of Employers

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Agricultural Service Firms Environmental Education Centers Private weather forecasters
Air carriers Environmental Public Relations Firms Research & testing firms
Commodities firms Environmental Research Organizations Research institutes
Environmental Advocacy Groups Insurance Companies Television/Radio Stations
Environmental Consulting Firms Private consulting firms Testing Labs
Government Agencies
Air Force Mount Washington Observatory Public Health Service
Bureau of Land Management NJ Department of Environmental Protection Soil Conservation Service
Bureau of Reclamation National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) U.S. Coast Guard
Department of Agriculture National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Defense National Science Foundation U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Department of Energy Occupational Safety and Health Administration U.S. Navy
Forest Service Peace Corps/AmeriCorps


Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Meteorology

Organization Job Title
WeatherWorks, LLC Data Entry And Information Processing Workers
Lockwood Broadcast Group News Analysts, Reporters And Correspondents


Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Meteorology

NNJAC-Raritan District UMC Administrator Asst
U.S. Coast Guard Airman
ENSR Engineering Air Quality Consultant
Environ Int'l. Corp. Assoc. Environmental Scientist
SwissRe Insurance Company Atmospheric Perils Meteorologist
Versar, Inc. Atmospheric Scientist
Pitney, Hardin, Kipp and Szuch (JD) Attorney
Continental Airlines Cabin Service Crew
USAF - 7th Weather Squadron Commander
National Air & Space Museum Curator
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Graduate Schools Attended

Institution Degree Field
Columbia University
Florida State University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Pennsylvania State University
Rutgers -The State University of NJ Atmospheric Science
Rutgers University
University at Albany – SUNY
University of California – Santa Cruz
University of Colorado
University of Maryland
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