Meteorology major

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  1. Akrogan

    Akrogan Member

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    So today I found out my Type 7 is technical :smile: :smile: :smile:

    Originally, I intended to do Civil Engineering, but now I'm looking at meteorology, since it looks incredibly interesting, and is always in demand in the AF.

    So basically I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience with the major and its level of difficulty. I know Civil Eng. will be tough, but there are plenty of people who are knowledgeable and can help...not so with meteorology...although I do like how it is a small community at the school I'm looking to go to.

    So if anyone has any input on meteorology, it would be greatly appreciated! :smile:

    Thanks!
     
  2. Pima

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    I would do some more research on the demand for meteorology in the AF. I believe that I recall with the cuts for personnel, that career field is no longer being considered critical manning.

    OBTW, congrats on the scholarship.
     
  3. Stealth_81

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    The meteorology community in the AF is shrinking. Son's girlfriend is an ERAU grad weather officer and was just promoted to Captain and she is the only officer left at that base. She and a handful of enlisted comprise the entire weather detachment.

    Technology has made it so that there doesn't need to be a large presence of personnel at each base to get the weather information needed.

    Pima is correct in that the budget cuts are affecting the weather field a lot, with cuts in each year group from 1986 all the way up to 2012 according to the RIF matrix.

    However, there is no way to tell how things will be in 5 years, so if is it a field that you really want to work in, then go for it. There will always be a need for weather officers each year group, but the amount will be less.

    Stealth_81
     
  4. Akrogan

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    However, if I do well in meteorology in college, I will be able to commission, correct? Just not necessarily as a weather officer?

    Thanks to all...just trying to keep all my options open!
     
  5. Pima

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    The fact is the scholarship is inky guaranteed for two years. You need SFT selection to commission.

    Look at the bigger picture.
     
  6. HerksRule

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    Congrats on the Scholarship! Choose a major (technical in your case) that interests you; if you don't like what you are studying it will negatively impact your desire to pursue a commission.
     

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