Meteorologists collect and study data to make weather forecasts.
There will be
3% more Meteorologist jobs in 2023.
In your local area
You’ll specialise in forecasting or research.
As a forecaster you’ll:
As a researcher you’ll:
You'll usually need a degree in a related subject like:
You might also need a postgraduate qualification.
Some Met Office support roles may not need a degree, but you must have:
The Met Office offers some summer placements, work experience positions, and has more information about becoming a meteorologist.
The Royal Meteorological Society also lists degree courses and postgraduate courses that can help you get into this career.
Starter salary: £20,000
Experienced salary: £25,00 to £35,000
These figures are a guide.
As a forecaster or observer you’ll work 30 to 40 hours a week, including shifts and at weekends.
As a researcher you’ll work 30 to 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday.
You’ll work in an office, but may sometimes have to travel to remote places, or to attend conferences in the UK and overseas.
With experience you could manage a team of weather forecasters. You could also move into teaching and train future forecasters and scientists.
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