Atmospheric and Space Scientists (19-2021)
Occupation description: 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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|Average employment||Average annual openings|
|2014 estimate||2024 projection||Percent change||Growth||Replacement||Total|
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|Mean Wage||Wage by Percentile|
Labor Force Indicators
|2015 Worker Characteristics|
|Total workers||Nonresident workers||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus|
|2015 Potential Supply|
|Qualified but working in another occupation||27|
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||27|
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||1|
|2015 ALEXsys Employment Data|
|Number of registrants||18|
|Number of job position postings||0|
|Ratio of registrants to job position postings||0.0|
Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Bachelor’s degree||Work experience: None||On-the-job training: None|
|University of Alaska Fairbanks (Fairbanks)|