So to summarize my situation here at school, I'm majoring in Atmospheric Sciences and minoring in Japanese. Currently a junior, I have short of 2 years before graduating, and have been looking into the possibility of grad school. My university has a very competitive graduate program and with my current grades, I can't bet on getting in here (I am considering leaving my state anyways). After a little research, I have found that for meteorologists, having a masters degree over a bachelors could mean earning $30k more per year. However, I am thinking... how could $30k more happen so quickly if my field is about gaining experience and working your way up? So I am thinking that a masters will only raise my chances of landing an entry meteorologist position. However, I am very unsure about all this, hence I have come here to ask. Considering grad school to be a lot more money and my job having to work up to earn more, what is my best bet? I am considering taking the GRE to have something to work with, at the very least.