Should I Become A Broadcast Meteorologist (One Minute Quiz)

Alyssa Omandac

Career Quiz and Most Suitable Personality

Broadcast Meteorologists

Broadcast Meteorologists Broadcast Meteorologists present the weather forecast to the public through television, radio, and Internet stations. They often use computer-generated weather maps to illustrate weather patterns and discuss the chance of snow, rain, or severe weather.

Bachelor's degree

Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.Confucius

Table of contents
  1. Career Quiz
  2. Suitable Personality Type
  3. Pros and Cons

Career Quiz

In this career quiz, there are 8-10 questions that will give you a pretty good perspective on whether this career is right for you.

There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Maybe, and Like.

Answer “Like / Yes” if you tell yourself “Yes! I would love do this” or “Yeah, I’m that type of person”.
Answer “Okay / Maybe” if you tell yourself “Umm…I think I will be okay with that”.
Answer “Dislike / No” if you tell yourself “Ugh…Sounds boring” or “No way!”.

Ready? Let’s start!

Question Yes Maybe No
Are you interested in presenting the weather forecast on-air?
Would you like to learn how to review weather data?
Are you curious about a career that involves predicting future forecasts?
Do you have the communication skills needed to present weather forecasts?
Do you possess the interpersonal skills necessary to collaborate with others?
Are you passionate about science and weather?
Are you comfortable speaking in public and presenting information on-air?
Would you be interested in teaching others about meteorology?

Your Results


Now count how many points you have.

Dislike = 0 point
Okay = 1 point
Like = 2 points

After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.

Suitable Personality Type

You can read more about these career personality types here.

Broadcast Meteorologists require strong communication skills to ensure that their knowledge and weather predictions are effectively understood by the public. Working as a Broadcast Meteorologist also requires interpersonal skills, due to the need to collaborate with Producers and additional on-air talent. Broadcast Meteorologists are also typically passionate about science and weather. Problem-solving skills, mathematical abilities, and computer literacy are also essential traits for analyzing weather data and predicting the forecast.

Pros and Cons


You Get to Help People Plan Their Days

People often rely on weather forecasts to plan when to perform yard work, go for a jog, and perform other outdoor activities.

You May Get Recognized

If you work on-air, you may start to get recognized out in public, which is often an exciting experience when it first occurs.

You May Gain National Exposure

Many Broadcast Meteorologists remain at local TV stations throughout their careers, but there is always the opportunity for a career on a national TV network or major news outlet.

You Get to Collaborate with Other Meteorologists

Broadcast Meteorologists often work as part of a team, allowing you to rely on others for advice.


People May Blame You When the Weather Is Bad

Residents tend to blame the weather person for bad weather or inaccurate weather forecasts.

Getting Time Off Is Not Always Easy

When working at a small TV station or radio station, you typically have a set schedule and may need to request time off months in advance.

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