Biological Oceanographer

Kevin Konop- 4th hour science

Career Overview

People who are biological oceanographers study fish and mammals that live in the water. They also study natural disasters and how to prevent them.

Classes to take

In high school you should take calculus, geology, biology, and physics. In college you are required to take water resources engineering and hydrology.

Education and living cost

At Western Michigan University it is $34,788 per year for all classes. You will need to attend 4 years at college which your total will come to $139,152. Housing will cost an estimated 30,000 for all four years. Buying food for yourself will cost about 6,400. Traveling during your time at college will cost about 2,000 dollars. Buying clothes at college will cost about 2,000. Then your tuition will cost $139,152. The total estimated cost will be $179,552. I also have to think about applying for loans and scholarships. Also I have to pay for lots of my college. I personally would not like to go to college for this job because I do not want to pay out of state tuition and be in debt. I will need to get a part time job

Associations for this Career

There is the American Water Works Association http://www.awwa.org. Also there is the American Geological Institute http://www.agiweb.org.

Positives and Negatives for this Career

Positives

Opportunities to help people conserve water.

This job has a chance to discover something new

Get to work with big problems like floods.


Negatives

Still a lot of new information that has to be explored.

Difficult to get enough money for research jobs.

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