A broadcast meteorologist provides weather forecasts through television or radio broadcasts.
A four-year bachelor’s degree in a scientific field such as atmospheric sciences, physics, chemistry, or another related field is probably necessary to obtain this position. A higher degree (master's or doctorate) in a related field, which may take an additional two-five years to earn, would be more valuable. Some broadcast meteorologists may have communication-related degrees with some extra coursework in the sciences.
There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.
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Many meteorologists are employed by universities, scientific services, and the government. The meteorologist featured in the video, Alan, is employed by a television station. Broadcast meteorologists work both in the studio and outside at times.
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