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Space Meteorologist

Employment Prospects


There are about 9,900 atmospheric scientists, including space meteorologists, working in the U.S. Almost one-third work for federal government agencies. They may be employed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Some work for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service stations across the country. Space meteorologists also work in research and development, such as for NOAA laboratories or the National Center for Atmospheric Research, which is funded by the National Science Foundation. Some are employed by the Department of Defense and military branches. Space meteorologists are also employed as teachers in colleges and universities. Space meteorologists may work for broadcast networks, private consulting firms, and companies that design and manufacture space meteorological instruments.

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