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Meteorology major, completely OT

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  1. sugarbushrider1

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    I'm enrolled in Norwich U. up in VT, as a mechanical engineering major, but I have decided its not for me, yada yada. I really want to switch to meteorology, but I'm not sure of the jobs thats are available after graduation, and I wanted to know if any of you could list or describe some jobs that could come with the major. I'm sorry it has nothing to do with biking, but I can't find too much on it, my advisor isn't helping much. Thanks, and if its too off topic I can delete the post.
     

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  2. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Ollie Williams with the blackie weather forecast?
     
  3. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    TV weatherman? Do you have fancy TV hair?
     
  4. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    Airlines, the big freight companies (fedex, DHL, UPS have huge meteorology staffs), shipping companies, and oil and gas companies need weathermen. Commodities brokers often employ meteorologists to help determine demand for a variety of futures. And of course it seems like the local TV stations have 10000 weather geeks now.

    The money you will make I have no idea.
     
  5. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    You could be that reporter in streets dodging sheetmetal roofing when a hurricane hits. :thumb:
     
  6. partsbara

    partsbara Turbo Monkey

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    my wife is a forecaster in the USAF... i d imagine there are some pretty good opportunities when ya graduate... i know that there is a number of US civilians who work with here at the OWS ) operational weather squadron.... they make pretty good $$$$ and hell, they live in europe and get to travel and see all kinda of cool cr@p.... plus, if they get hired from the US, they earn 'housing allowance' which is paid IN FULL by the military... off course the more exp, the more $$$...i know some people (not in the weather field - but an equivlent level / diff field) who get 2000 EURO a month for housing... thats ya tax $$$ there folks.. :rolleyes:

    i can ask my wife if ya like, she ll have all the details...

    personally i think mech eng is a far better choice :)
     
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    partsbara Turbo Monkey

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    it s actually surprising how many people think 'weather' people are ON or associated with TV....
     
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    Westy the teste

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    Does part of the major require classes on wishing 100 year old people happy birthday?
     
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    BikeGeek BrewMonkey

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    You could host a late night talk show. Letterman got his start in weather.
     
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    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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  11. MTB_Rob_NC

    MTB_Rob_NC What do I have to do to get you in this car TODAY?

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    Are you a hot chic? If you are a hot chic w/ a degree in Meteorology, Id say you would have no problem having a good career.
     
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    -dustin boring

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    wow, you guys actually have a major for that? UTexas doesn't. i loooove that field, and would have gone into after getting tired of music, but alas...nothing to study.
     
  13. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    DRB unemployed bum

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  15. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    NOAA. They have $hitloads of meteorologists.

    www.noaa.gov
     
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    partsbara Turbo Monkey

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    BINGO :dancing:
     
  17. sugarbushrider1

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    **** thanks for all the info. I was wondering about the military like someone posted, always been interested in a career in the coast guard. I would stay with mech. engineering but i have 10x more interest in meteorology.
     
  18. partsbara

    partsbara Turbo Monkey

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    cool...

    if ya have any specific q's i d be happy to ask the missus... i like weather as well... use to be a pretty decent amateur forecaster in my surfing days...

    my wife has access to some INSANE gov't / military meteorlogy webpages... very interesting for sure...
     
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    bluebug32 Asshat

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    You can announce when people turn 100 and smack their photos on Smucker's labels. That's where the money is my friend.
     
  20. aggrorider

    aggrorider Monkey

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    marine forecast is big around here, wheather man, field observer, forest fire(wild fires create their own wheather), ummmm that's all I can think of for now.
     
  21. sugarbushrider1

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    yeah maybe ill just say Fvck it and announce birthdays. seems easier.

    partsbara-thanks a lot its good to know I'm sure I'll have some questions for ya in the next few months. do you know anything about the salaries/work hours for a typical meteorologist, if there is such thing?
     
  22. partsbara

    partsbara Turbo Monkey

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    sorry dude.. that i don t know... i ll see what the missus reckons...

    night

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