Becoming a Meteorologist

I want to become a meteorologist because ever since I was little kid I used to be curious about the weather. I used to travel to puerto rico and the weather was  hot, and when I was in new york the weather is cold. I was kind of confused. when I reached the age of 11 I started to to watch the weather cahnel. I understood the many complex things about the weather. like for example a phenomena called el nino. El nino is a change in the climate. like for example in the gulf of mexico the water is normaly warm, but el nino makes the water cold. Wich casues oceanic life to die.