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You don’t need a bachelor degree in meteorology to become a meteorologist. Numerous meteorologists major in math, chemistry, statistics, aeronomy, computer science or physical oceanography. However, you do need at least 24 semester hours of atmospheric science courses. Sign up early for Microclimatology, Atmospheric Dynamics and Synoptic Meteorology. They fill up quick.

Also, it is critical to make sure that the classes offered at your college meet the Weather Services’ requirements for job placement. Obtaining a masters and Ph.D. in meteorology will increase your chances of getting a good job. Better job equals better money, which will make your days generally more sunny than cloudy.

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