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1 26th May 19:24
smiling joe
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I'm considering going back to school and taking meteorology. I was wondering
what the job market is like, perticularly up here in Canada (Western
Canada). Also, what companies or sectors would I expect to find work (beside
the obvious of working for Environment Canada). Any tips or adivise on this
career would be helpful. Thanks

Dwayne
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2 26th May 19:25
roger brugge
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Dwayne,

Take a look at

http://www.lists.rdg.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/met-jobs

to register for job notifications and at

http://www.lists.rdg.ac.uk/archives/met-jobs/

for an archive of job adverts over the last two years
to get some indication of the openings.

Roger
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3 26th May 19:25
russell.martin
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I don't know about western Canada, but in general I'd say the job
market is fair. Outside of working for a government (Environment
Canada or the NWS in the U.S.), you're looking at working for a
private firm. Many of them are small, although larger weather
forecasting companies have come into existence during my career,
as weather has become more important. Energy companies also
employ meteorologists, and weather is also becoming an important
factor in the stock market. The trouble is that the jobs may
not be where you want to live. If you're a plumber or something
like that, in principle you can find a job almost anywhere.
Meteorologists are more restricted.

IMO the sweet spot education-wise is a Masters degree. A lot of
employers want someone with more knowledge than a Bachelors degree
but don't want to pay the freight for someone with a PH.D. I'd
encourage you to get a good grounding in statistics and computer
programming during your studies, too.

Cheers,
Russell
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4 27th May 15:31
marc dansereau
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In Environment Canada, a master is absolutely needed for almost every job.
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5 30th May 16:10
smiling joe
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LOL, sorry about the lateness of my reply. Thanks for your information, I
think this might be something I'm going to get into. Also, I have a 2 year
Computer Science diploma, so I already have programming experience, and
since I live in alberta, finding an energy company won't be that hard
Thanks for the support

Dwayne Miller
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6 30th May 16:11
smiling joe
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LOL, sorry about the lateness of my reply. Thanks for your information, I
think this might be something I'm going to get into. Also, I have a 2 year
Computer Science diploma, so I already have programming experience, and
since I live in alberta, finding an energy company won't be that hard
Thanks for the support

Dwayne Miller
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