What are some careers similar to this profession?
There are a lot of jobs, both goverment and consultancy, advising on air polution issues for planning and permitting of plants, new roads, housing devlopment etc.
These require a knowledge of weather patterns, atmospheric chemistry, meteorological effects, modelling etc.
What major does meteorology fall under? I don't remember seeing it anywhere for my college's course catalog.
Where I used to go to school (UW-Madison), they had a Meteorology Dept., which I think now has been renamed as the http://www.meteor.wisc.edu/" [Broken]. The link, though, still has "meteor" name in the url.
It varies, people generally come from a background in either maths/computer modelling, atmospheric chemistry or geography.
Meteorologists with a knowledge of chemstry, especially pollution / organic chemistry are highly employable!
I imagine with the growing popularity of wind turbines and solar panels, Atmospheric Scientists are being used to determine optimal locations as well.
I meant a job that's applied like meteorology in a science area that uses lots of maths or stats.
It doesn't have to do with the weather.
Or did you mean a job where you could be wrong more often than not and still keep your job?
There's an old joke which goes "Economists are there to make weathermen look good."
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