Your odds are pretty good if you have a Ph. D. You’ll find that competition is stiff without one. The Bureau of Labor anticipates that employment for this field will increase steadily in the coming years. Most of these jobs will come from private industries. Despite the thorough data from the National Weather Service, industries such as transportation, construction, agriculture and insurance need information that is tailored to their needs. The new trend for atmospheric scientists is to start their own private consultation firms that meet various industries’ needs.