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Meteorology is the technological know-how of the ambience and its phenomena. there are lots of different types of meteorologists, together with those that create forecasts that preserve airplanes secure whilst flying; those that behavior examine on international warming, acid rain, and pollutants; and people who testify in criminal lawsuits approximately climatic conditions on the time of against the law or motor vehicle coincidence. Others paintings as typhoon spotters, university professors, and experts to politicians and personal firms. This box is projected to develop via 2018, predicting a sunny destiny for these attracted to a profession in meteorology.

Careers in concentration: Meteorology profiles 18 careers for a person drawn to this attention-grabbing field.

Job profiles include:

-Broadcast meteorologists
-Consulting meteorologists
-Environmental meteorologists
-Meteorological apparatus technicians
-Physical geographers
-Public coverage specialists
-Science writers and editors
-Scientific photographers
-Solar power meteorologists.

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The Job College and university faculty members teach meteorology, atmospheric science, or related subjects at junior colleges or at four-year colleges and universities. At four-year institutions, most faculty members are assistant professors, associate professors, or full professors. These three types of professorships differ in regards to status, job responsibilities, and salary. Assistant professors are new faculty members who are working to get tenure (status as a permanent professor); they seek to advance to associate and then to full professorships.

One of the biggest effects is in the replacement of tenuretrack faculty positions with part-time instructors. These part-time instructors include adjunct faculty, visiting professors, and graduate students. Organizations such as the American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of Teachers are working to prevent the loss of these full-time jobs, as well as to help parttime instructors receive better pay and benefits. Other issues involve the development of long-distance education departments in many schools.

Computers, the Internet, e-mail, and video conferencing, however, are some of the technology tools that allow professors and students to communicate in “real time” in a virtual classroom setting. Meetings may be scheduled during the same time as traditional classes or during evenings and weekends. Professors who do this work are sometimes known as extension work, correspondence, or distance learning instructors. They may teach online courses in addition to other classes or may have distance learning as their major teaching responsibility.

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