So You Want to be a Meteorologist?

Undoubtedly you came to this site because you have an interest in the weather or would like to learn more about climate change.  As a meteorologist who spent a great deal of time working for the National Weather Service, I can personally attest that a career in meteorology is rewarding and interesting.  However like most professions, it does have its drawbacks.  However I am not here to persuade you to become a meteorologist or to consider other career options.  I am here to dispense my advice on how to enter the field of meteorology.  Since I do not have first hand experience in several of the different career paths a meteorologist can take, I will focus this post to provide advice on entering the National Weather Service.  Continue reading