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 (2016-2026) 54
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 9.09 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Technology and Tool Usage
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Work Ethic
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Interpret aerial photographs
Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Forecast weather changes
Analyze factors such as weather reports to determine air routes
Analyze ecosystem data
Analyze environmental data
Perform environmental assessment
Perform health, safety, and environment (HSE) related research
Interpret research or operational data
Conduct research of processes in natural or industrial ecosystems
Analyze geological samples
Provide scientific or technical research assistance
Calculate ocean tides and currents
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Appraise environmental impact of regulations or policies
Evaluate impact of governmental or other types of regulations or laws
Analyze organic compounds
Monitor chemical action of substances
Analyze chemical or biological data
Determine regulatory limitations on project
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Examine biological material specimens
Interpret laws or legislation

Getting Information

Conduct field research
Conduct climatological research
Collect statistical data
Conduct atmospheric research
Research environmental impact of industrial or development activities
Collect scientific or technical data
Conduct physics research
Research topics for educational or entertainment programs
Determine effects of pollution
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Research impact of environmental conservation initiatives
Collect education or training related data
Conduct geological surveys
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities
Monitor environmental impacts of production or development activities
Conduct historical research
Review maps to determine location or routes
Conduct interviews to gather scientific or research based information
Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers
Conduct biological research

Thinking Creatively

Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws
Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Develop theories or models of physical phenomena
Write research or project grant proposals
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Develop informational maps or charts
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Develop technical or scientific databases
Write business project or bid proposals
Write public sector, educational, or institutional grant proposals
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Develop new products based on scientific research
Prepare proposal documents or grant applications
Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise

Training and Teaching Others

Prepare research or technical reports on environmental issues
Prepare scientific or research based technical reports or presentations
Develop instructional materials
Develop educational presentations
Organize educational material or ideas
Prepare educational or training related reports or presentations
Prepare tests
Prepare reports or presentations concerning health, safety, or environmental conditions
Develop lesson, course, or training objectives
Develop educational and instructional programs
Prepare audio-visual teaching aids
Teach secondary or post-secondary courses
Evaluate student performance
Select method of instruction
Select teaching materials
Update educational curriculum
Teach work-related or interest-based courses
Guide class discussions
Instruct college students in physical or life sciences
Monitor student progress
Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress
Evaluate students for needs, skills, or educational potential
Adapt course of study to meet student needs
Teach online courses

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

Advise others on scientific or research based issues
Advise scientific or research personnel
Advise others on educational matters
Advise educators on curricula, instructional methods, or policies
Advise others on matters of public policy
Serve on institutional or departmental committees
Serve on academic, scientific, and advisory committees
Assist students with classes, courses, or extracurricular activities
Advise students on education and career-related issues
Serve on planning, governance, or administrative committees
Advise industrial or manufacturing personnel
Advise others regarding environmental practices, standards, or concerns
Recommend action to ensure legal or regulatory compliance
Advise others about land management or conservation
Recommend conservation measures

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

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