Career Outlook for Atmospheric and Space Scientists

Also known as:  Atmospheric Chemist, Atmospheric Scientist, Climatologist, Hurricane Tracker, Meteorologist, Oceanographic Meteorologist, Space Scientist, Storm Chaser, Tornado Chaser, Warning Coordination Meteorologist
The overall job outlook for Atmospheric or Space Scientist careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly increased by 22.21 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 3.70 percent per year. Demand for Atmospheric and Space Scientists is expected to go up, with an expected 2,160 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.13 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Atmospheric and Space Scientists in the following states
Colorado 1,100
Texas 660
California 650
Maryland 450
Massachusetts 430
Florida 360
Illinois 360
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Atmospheric and Space Scientists
Arkansas 30
West Virginia 30
Connecticut 40
Mississippi 40
Wyoming 50
Maine 50
New Hampshire 50