We surveyed 47 atmospheric scientists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical atmospheric scientist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an atmospheric scientist?

Low

High

Working as an atmospheric scientist typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that atmospheric scientists are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become an atmospheric scientist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an atmospheric scientist typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as an atmospheric scientist?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as an atmospheric scientist. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for atmospheric scientists.