By Ricarda Silverio

What do they do?

an aquarist investigates how to breed different species to populate exhibits.

Education and Training

The minimum degree required for an entry-level aquarist position is a bachlor's degree in marine biology or zoology

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Nearly all aquarist need to be certified scuba divers before they take their first aquarium-related position.certification classes are availible to many two-and four year colleges, private fitness organizations & diving companies

Earnings & Job prospects

Starting as low as 18,000 to 22,000 but for more experienced people rises nearly to $50,000