We surveyed 365 meteorologists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical meteorologist. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a meteorologist?
Working as a meteorologist typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that meteorologists are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.
Can I learn to become a meteorologist?
A career as a meteorologist 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 a meteorologist?
It’s typically difficult to find a job as a meteorologist.
Do meteorologists work full-time or part-time?
91% of meteorologists work in full-time roles while 9% work part-time.
Is being a meteorologist stressful?
Meteorologists tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a meteorologist?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a meteorologist.
How competitive is the workplace for meteorologists?
Competition at work is not common for meteorologists.
Does being a meteorologist require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for meteorologists.
Are meteorologists allowed to express themselves creatively?
Meteorologists are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.