Meteorologist: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:48)
The main job of a meteorologist is to issue forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property,
Meteorologist: Career Beginnings (01:43)
From an early age Edwards wanted to be a meteorologist. He earned his bachelor's at UNC Asheville before getting his "foot in the door" in Barrow, Alaska.
Meteorologist: Keys for Success (01:18)
It is helpful to be efficient at math and science. Edwards says passion and a desire will help lead to success in this field.
Meteorologist: Education and Certification Requirements (02:03)
Edwards discusses college degrees and ongoing training that are required to be a meteorologist.
Meteorologist: Workplace Atmosphere (01:34)
Edwards typically works in an office. A meteorologist's first two years are spent in one office gaining experience.
Meteorologist: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:27)
Edwards discusses getting education in communication and computer programming.
Meteorologist: A Day on the Job (02:40)
Edwards talks about how each day is different and unexpected. Departments are dedicated to issuing weather reports for aviation, national and state forest services, and the public.
Meteorologist: Industry Goals and Services (01:36)
Meteorologists aim to communicate the impacts of weather for the protection of life and to mitigate property loss.
Meteorologist: Industry Challenges (01:46)
Edwards discusses ways to stand-out in this competitive field. Advances in technology mean less of a demand for meteorologists.
Meteorologist: Looking at the Future (01:37)
With the advancement of computers, the work force will diminish. Future meteorologists with work more on the front lines of disasters.
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