Atmospheric and Space Scientists:

Investigate atmospheric phenomena and interpret meteorological data, gathered by surface and air stations, satellites, and radar to prepare reports and forecasts for public and other uses. Includes weather analysts and forecasters whose functions require the detailed knowledge of meteorology.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $88,860.00
Average Time to Fill 42 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 70
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 3.80 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Attention to Detail
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Forecast weather changes
Analyze factors such as weather reports to determine air routes
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Interpret aerial photographs
Interpret research or operational data

Thinking Creatively

Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws
Develop theories or models of physical phenomena
Write research or project grant proposals
Write business project or bid proposals
Develop informational maps or charts
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases

Getting Information

Conduct physics research
Collect scientific or technical data
Conduct climatological research
Conduct field research
Collect statistical data
Research environmental impact of industrial or development activities
Conduct atmospheric research
Review maps to determine location or routes

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Booster Skills & Certifications

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