Atmospheric scientist

Atmospheric scientists get to study the earth’s atmosphere, the scientific and mathematical aspects of the atmosphere, climate, and weather. These scientists typically are responsible for measuring temperature, air pressure, and other properties of the atmosphere. 

Career Details

These scientists also issue warnings during severe weather such as hurricanes or flash floods. Atmospheric scientists are highly skilled scientists that use sophisticated instruments and computer programs to do their jobs. The data that they collect from studying the atmosphere is critical to understanding air pollution, drought, and other problems related to the earth. 

These scientists usually work with other scientists to try and solve environmental problems. Atmosphere scientists get up close to weather conditions, for example, they watch different types of weather conditions from the ground or an aircraft. 

Skills required for this career:
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills 
  • Research skills 
  • Analytical skills
Study options:
  • B.Sc. Meteorology 
  • Bachelor Data Science
  • M.Sc. Agrometeorology 
  • M.Sc. Climate change and Development
  • Government departments
  • Universities
  • Weather stations
  • Laboratories