Careers in Meteorology
Meteorology blends mathematics, physics, and computer sciences to provide a theoretical and applied framework to understand and predict the complexities of the atmosphere. Your undergraduate experience will prepare you for the pursuit of a broad range of careers in meteorology, environmental science, and related fields. Additionally, approximately 40% of our students go on to graduate schools across the nation. Of late, our broadcast students have been particularly successful, maintaining a 100% employment rate in the weeks following graduation.
Students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology are should make use of the University’s excellent Career Services office, which can be found on the third floor of the Oklahoma Memorial Union, as well as the Career Fairs put on by the American Meteorological Society and the OU College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences. These fairs typically take place in the Spring semester, so students should make use of the winter break to prepare resumes, business cards, “elevator pitches”, etc.
Employment while pursuing Bachelor’s degree can be found both within and without the National Weather Center. Jobs connected to meteorological research give students a leg up on the competition when applying for employment after graduation. CIMMS, the Oklahoma Mesonet, the NWC Library, and others have employed Meteorology undergraduates in the past. Students are encouraged to make use of the OU HR department’s resources, which can be found here, as well as checking this page regularly for jobs sent to the department.