So this memo was posted on Twitter a little earlier and outlines something the industry has quietly noted for a few years now. Supply has met demand in the governmental side of weather and there’s no question privatized weather is hiring advanced degreed mets far before those with a Bachelors as well.
It’s a sad reality that anyone with an expectation of working in an operational meteorology position will be up against at least 6 years of college - equating to 6 years worth of student loan debt. Upon exiting school with that advanced degree, the realization will quickly set in that supply & demand has suppressed salary potential.
All of this for lackluster pay and a career of shift work. It takes special people for sure.