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METEOROLOGICAL CAREERS IN KENYA - REQUIRED, CUT OFF POINTS, UNIVERSITIES, SALARY SCALE AND EMPLOYER
What is Meteorology?
This is the study of the atmospheric behaviour and its effects on the people of our planet. Examples of these atmospheric behaviours are such as rain, drought, and natural calamities such typhoons, tornadoes and earthquakes etc.
Who is a Meteorologist?
A meteorologist as a person with specialized education "who uses scientific principles to explain, understand, observe, or forecast the earth's atmospheric phenomena and/or how the atmosphere affects the earth and life on the planet." This education usually includes a bachelor's or higher degree from a college or university.
What do Meteorologists do?
In weather forecasting, they'll need to:
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How much do the meteorologists earn in the world and in Kenya?
In the developed world, meteorologists earn from Ksh.2,059,900/year (Ksh.171,000/Month) for new recruits up to Ksh.6,179,700/year (Ksh.514,000/Month) for experienced and managerial workforce. This figure may increase due to allowances.
In Kenya, meteorologists wages are phenomenal just as their job description because the figures are not yet in the public domain but by comparing with South Africa which is a bigger economy and with a greater wage bill than Kenya, Our assumptions are that Kenyan Meteorologists take home anything from Ksh.45,000/Month to Ksh.300,000/Month depending on the sector one works and the experience. Private sector and United Nations however pay higher than other sectors.
Who will employ you after college/varsity?
The following firms are potential employers of meteorologists
Which subjects do I require to pursue a METEOROLOGICAL degree course in Kenya?
Minimum requirements include:-
OTHER Available Courses from the Qualifications Above
Universities that offer Meteorology and related courses WITH cutoff points
Bachelor of Science (Meteorology)
Bachelor of Science (Geophysical and Mineralogy)
Bachelor of Science (Earth Science, With IT)
Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Earth Sciences)
Bachelor of Science (Geology)
Bachelor of Science (Astronomy and Astrophysics)
Bachelor of Science (Geophysics)
Bachelor of Science (Hydrology and Water Resources Management)
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