Science, Technology & Environment
Climate Change Analyst
Climate change analysts research and analyse data, and develop policy documents related to climate change.
What does a Climate Change Analyst do?
Climate change analysts research and analyse data relating to climate change, and develop policy documents designed to help prevent further climate change or reduce the effects of climate change.
As a climate change analyst, you might:
- create or use mathematical models to analyse climate data
- interpret data related to environmental effects or changes
- model changes and make predictions within specified parameters
- use various modelling softwares and techniques to produce reports
- prepare reports and other related documents for governments and environmental organisations
- make climate-related recommendations for legislation, awareness campaigns, or fundraising approaches.
Key skills and interests
To become a climate change analyst, you would need:
- the ability to analyse and research information
- strong problem-solving skills
- good report writing skills
- to have a strong interest in climate and the environment
- to be able to work as part of a team
- the ability to communicate technical information to non‐technical people
- well developed computing skills.
Working hours and conditions
Climate change analysts typically work full time and have standard work schedules.
Climate change analysts usually work in offices, and may also be required to work in the field on occasions. They usually work in a team with other environmental scientists and specialists.
Climate change analysts might work in government departments and agencies, environmental groups or companies, or in not-for-profit organisations.
How to become an Climate Change Analyst?
Entry Level Education
To become a climate change analyst you usually have to complete a bachelor's degree in science, with a major in areas such as environmental science, earth science, climatology or meteorology. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your senior secondary school certificate or equivalent. English, biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics would be appropriate subjects to study prior to university.
Employment of climate change analysts is projected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations.
Job growth is expected to be driven mainly by the number of roles created in government departments and agencies, which is reliant on government policy.