Climate Change Analysts look at research and data about our planet’s climate. A career in this field can include looking at temperatures, polar ice caps, ocean conditions, and greenhouse gases.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
At least a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred, in environmental science, climatology, hydrology, meteorology or other related science.
To pursue a career as a climate change analyst
The following courses are recommended for students in high school: agriculture education, math, statistics, computer science, physics, government and economics.
Where can I work?
The federal government is a big employer of atmospheric scientist. Agencies like National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Department of Defense often hire people with an understanding of climatology. There are also non-profits and some corporations that use climate change analysts.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The job market for a climate change analyst will not grow much from its current state.
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