Topics: Employment, Meteorology, Weather Pages: 5 (1855 words) Published: May 17, 2013
Photography or Meteorologist

Are you glad that we have all of these wonderful News casters (Meteorologist) to tell us how the weather will be or to even show us pictures of the weather? Meteorologist may show us the weather but who is the one behind the camera taking the pictures? It’s someone called a Photographer. Photographers and Meteorologist work together in a way to show us the weather and the beauty of nature when it’s at its worse and its best. I’m all about taking picture it’s my passion because I love to see almost everything though a picture or a camera. To fulfill my dream of taking pictures of the weather, landscape, and the destruction or beauty is left behind; I’m considering a career as a Photographer or Meteorologist. A photographer is someone who provides the pictures you see in the news, newspaper, and the internet. You see pictures everywhere and a photographer is the one that captures the moment for you to see and enjoy. As for a meteorologist they have photographers working for them but they are the ones who tell the radio stations, news teams, etc. are what the weather will be and they send in photos on how it is at the moment. As for being the oldest kid in my family I’m going to be the first one to graduate high school on time and walk across the stage to get my diploma so I choose these two jobs as of something I know I’m going to exceed in life wit. So that I am a senior, I am faced with a task, or some call it the “opportunity” to start refining my career path. During the course of researching the money, day to day responsibilities, and the preparation required for a photographers and a meteorologist, the equation is complicated, but I have come to the conclusion that a photographer would be the best path to follow.

The money-making potential of a photographer and meteorologists are vastly different in terms of the wages, the employment outlook and the advancement opportunities. In terms of the wages of these careers, the photography equates to more take home income than a meteorologist. Photographer makes at the median $16.90 an hour and about $35,140 a year. Meteorologist make at the median $40.64 an hour and $84,540 a year. "Photographers will always be need because we always want to remember the good moments by looking at a picture" said Tom Boyd (photographer). However a careers employment outlook is also a factor in a career's money making potential. In considering the employment outlook of a photographer and a meteorologist, the future looks much bright for those aspiring to be a photographer. The employment has a medium employment rate but has annual openings for a few photographers. The employment has a very small employment rate and has very few annul openings. About 63 percent of photographers are self-employed. On the other hand a career requires a long term commitment, so the advancement opportunities down the line must also be viewed in terms of lateral moves that offer alternatives to keep the job fresh and interesting. Both the photographer and the meteorologist have intriguing options in the terms of lateral movement and promotions, but the photographer holds more appeal overall. Photographers may start out as assistants to experienced photographers. Employees of the national weather service advance according to civil service rules. These meteorologists earn more pay as they gain experience and education. “You always should take a chance that leads you further into your career” said Tom Boyd (photographer). Money is not the only factor in a career decision, but it is definitely a factor in where you live, how you will live, and even the way others view you, so it is undeniably a consideration for one’s overall quality of life. Considering the wages, employment outlook, and advancement opportunities, the photography seems to be the best choice in terms of money making potential.

The day to day responsibilities of a photographer and a meteorologist are potentially even...
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