Projected Growth: Faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Extensive Preparation Needed
Your job is to Research and analyze policy developments related to climate change. Make climate-related recommendations for actions such as legislation, awareness campaigns, or fundraising approaches.
Common job titles of Climate Change Analysts include:
Experience and Education
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
78.57% said they needed a Master's Degree.
7.14% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.
Promote initiatives to mitigate climate change with government or environmental groups.
Provide analytical support for policy briefs related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, or climate change.
Analyze and distill climate-related research findings to inform legislators, regulatory agencies, or other stakeholders.
Research policies, practices, or procedures for climate or environmental management.
Prepare study reports, memoranda, briefs, testimonies, or other written materials to inform government or environmental groups on environmental issues, such as climate change.
Review existing policies or legislation to identify environmental impacts.
Gather and review climate-related studies from government agencies, research laboratories, and other organizations.
Present climate-related information at public interest, governmental, or other meetings.
Propose new or modified policies involving use of traditional and alternative fuels, transportation of goods, and other factors relating to climate and climate change.
Make legislative recommendations related to climate change or environmental management, based on climate change policies, principles, programs, practices, and processes.
Develop, or contribute to the development of, educational or outreach programs on the environment or climate change.
Prepare grant applications to obtain funding for programs related to climate change, environmental management, or sustainability.
Present and defend proposals for climate change research projects.
Write reports or academic papers to communicate findings of climate-related studies.
Multi-line telephone systems
High-performance cluster HPC computers
Computer laser printersAll Tools
Computer data input scanners
Practical extraction and reporting language Perl
Community Climate System Model CCSM
Formula translation/translator FORTRAN
Grid analysis and display system GrADSAll Technologies
Interface definition language IDL
NCAR Command Language NCL
North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program NARCCAP data tables
Sun Microsystems Java
Unidata Integrated Data Viewer IDV
Unidata Network common data form NetCDF
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Using mathematics to solve problems.
Teaching others how to do something.
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension
Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression
Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning
Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Inductive Reasoning
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Law and Government
Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
Communications and Media
Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.