Oceanographer

Veronica Cruz

Job description

There are many types of oceanographers. Biological Oceanographers study plants and animals in the marine environment. They are interested in how marine organisms and how these organisms develop, relate to each other, adapt to environment, and interact with it.

Physical Oceanographers study waves, currents, eddies, tides, examine deep currents, and ocean atmosphere like climaxed weather.

Training and education requirments

To be an Oceanographer you will need your Masters of science or PhD in oceanography, marine biology, biochemistry or other related fields. You have to have a minimum of 6 years. You don't need any official training but being a certified professional may get you higher pay.

Job Outlook

Increases 21% each year. The demand for oceanographers is high because they manage the water and environmental life.

Earning $$$

Oceanographers earn between $64,000 to $178,000 depending on what level you're on. The average pay per year is $82,000.

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-Hydrologist

-Atmospheric scientist

reason occupation appeals to me

- I like the water even though I cannot swim

- saving marine life