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    I am intending to commence a Meterology degree in September - Bachelors. I have always had a keen interest in climateology/atmopsheric conditions so this is the perfect degree for me to study. However, I have only had a slight look at the job prospects.

    I'm now a few months out from beginning the degree and starting to worry that I am doing a degree that may end up being next to useless in terms of future job prospects. I am terrified that I am going to do this degree and come out at the end and not have a job to go to! I don't want to be in a predicament where I have no money at 25 years of age.

    I have looked into job vacancies slightly but I am not certain as to the availability of jobs as a whole. I have read online that there are plenty of vacancies out there but they are all very competitive.

    Is this a good degree to be completing? What are the job prospects post graduation? How difficult is it to get a job in this field? Do you need years of experience?

    If not suitable. What could be an alternative degree to study?
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    (Original post by Frostyjoe)
    I am intending to commence a Meterology degree in September - Bachelors. I have always had a keen interest in climateology/atmopsheric conditions so this is the perfect degree for me to study. However, I have only had a slight look at the job prospects.

    I'm now a few months out from beginning the degree and starting to worry that I am doing a degree that may end up being next to useless in terms of future job prospects. I am terrified that I am going to do this degree and come out at the end and not have a job to go to! I don't want to be in a predicament where I have no money at 25 years of age.

    I have looked into job vacancies slightly but I am not certain as to the availability of jobs as a whole. I have read online that there are plenty of vacancies out there but they are all very competitive.

    Is this a good degree to be completing? What are the job prospects post graduation? How difficult is it to get a job in this field? Do you need years of experience?

    If not suitable. What could be an alternative degree to study?
    If you're wanting to study meteorology, you should try to master spelling it first.

    If you're not sure if there's a job at the end of it, do something else that'll get you a job.
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    (Original post by Frostyjoe)
    I am intending to commence a Meterology degree in September - Bachelors. I have always had a keen interest in climateology/atmopsheric conditions so this is the perfect degree for me to study. However, I have only had a slight look at the job prospects.

    I'm now a few months out from beginning the degree and starting to worry that I am doing a degree that may end up being next to useless in terms of future job prospects. I am terrified that I am going to do this degree and come out at the end and not have a job to go to! I don't want to be in a predicament where I have no money at 25 years of age.

    I have looked into job vacancies slightly but I am not certain as to the availability of jobs as a whole. I have read online that there are plenty of vacancies out there but they are all very competitive.

    Is this a good degree to be completing? What are the job prospects post graduation? How difficult is it to get a job in this field? Do you need years of experience?

    If not suitable. What could be an alternative degree to study?
    If you're concerned about employment then you could consider doing a degree in Physics (and specialising in meteorology) or Physics with Meteorology. Doing a broader degree like that might improve your prospects a bit. Although I wouldn't have thought that you'd have such poor job prospects with a degree in meteorology if it's from a good university since it's a solid physical science degree.
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    Depends what uni you're going to
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    If you're concerned about employment then you could consider doing a degree in Physics (and specialising in meteorology) or Physics with Meteorology. Doing a broader degree like that might improve your prospects a bit. Although I wouldn't have thought that you'd have such poor job prospects with a degree in meteorology if it's from a good university since it's a solid physical science degree.
    Surely geophysics is a better suggestion. The geophysics department at my uni has nothing to do with the physics department.
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    Do Physics or Maths and then a Masters.
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    I absolutely agree with the previous posters. Don't limit yourself to such a specific degree, that is the subject for electives and masters study. I think Physics or Maths would be very useful, but if that doesn't work for you there are Environmental Science or Physical Geography courses which large compenents of atmospheric sciences and provide an excellent springboard to a more specific degree program such as Meteorology.
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    (Original post by physicsphysics91)
    Surely geophysics is a better suggestion. The geophysics department at my uni has nothing to do with the physics department.
    Perhaps at your university but not at mine. The research group I'm working with this summer is a collaboration between Physics and Earth Sciences. Also, in my experience, most geophysics degrees are very much solid-earth focused and the amount of climate content really does vary by the university. A physics degree would probably be better preparation for a meteorological career than a geophysics degree, although both are possible. And again, it really does vary by the university so if OP decides to do Physics he/she should apply to a department that offers plenty of climate/meteorology/fluids modules.
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    (Original post by Frostyjoe)
    I am intending to commence a Meterology degree in September - Bachelors. I have always had a keen interest in climateology/atmopsheric conditions so this is the perfect degree for me to study. However, I have only had a slight look at the job prospects.

    I'm now a few months out from beginning the degree and starting to worry that I am doing a degree that may end up being next to useless in terms of future job prospects. I am terrified that I am going to do this degree and come out at the end and not have a job to go to! I don't want to be in a predicament where I have no money at 25 years of age.

    I have looked into job vacancies slightly but I am not certain as to the availability of jobs as a whole. I have read online that there are plenty of vacancies out there but they are all very competitive.

    Is this a good degree to be completing? What are the job prospects post graduation? How difficult is it to get a job in this field? Do you need years of experience?

    If not suitable. What could be an alternative degree to study?
    Wouldn't stress about general grad prospects, most companies don't care what you study.

    Within meteorology however, I can't really comment but the only potential issue I see is you being slightly limited in what you could do PhD wise were you to take the research career route.

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    So Meterology is decent then? That's alright, I did actually consider studying Meterology with Physics but I don't think my university provides students with that option.
 
 
 
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