I get several calls/emails each week from undergraduate students, graduate students, post-grads, potential career-changers, etc., all asking what 'other' career options are available to those with a degree in the atmospheric sciences. By 'other', I mean non-meteorologist careers (I am not a meteorologist; my background can be found here). Since I receive inquiries like this so frequently, I thought that it would be a good idea to put together a list of job titles from people that I know who have an atmospheric science background.
This list is intentionally informal (sample size = 1) and is obviously not meant to represent all possibilities, but as I started thinking about the careers taken by colleagues past and present (myself included), I even surprised myself when I realized the interesting opportunities that this foundation provides. Also, I only listed those positions with a scientific/technical focus; there are many other possibilities if we expand into other areas of business, where the mathematics, problem solving and critical thinking that comes with the rigorous curriculum are highly sought after skills.
Meteorologist (non-forecasting, ie., air quality)
Risk Management Specialist*
Renewable Energy Scientist (Wind, Solar, Hydro)
Geospatial Information Specialist/Developer
Space Weather Scientist
Remote Sensing Scientist
Information Systems Specialist
(*titles that I hold or have held)
Feel free to send along suggestions to add to the list.