Career Information

Career Options with a degree in Atmospheric Sciences

The department is dedicated to ensuring that students have all of the tools necessary to be successful in the workforce. Our career counselors work with students to customize their departmental electives to achieve their career goals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for the Atmospheric Sciences field is expected to increase by 11% by 2020. Most of the growth is expected to take place in private industries. The median income for meteorologists in 2010 was $87,780 per year. Our alumni have gained employment in a variety of settings including:

  • Federal Agencies (e.g. NWS, NASA, NOAA, and BLM)
  • State Agencies (e.g. Transportation and Air Quality)
  • Air Force Weather Service
  • Private Employers (e.g. consulting firms, aviation, insurance and agriculture industries)
  • Broadcast Meteorology