Ready to dive for adventurers! By McKenzie Johnson 4th

Basic information about your oceanography

1- Study's oceans, ocean floors, and coastlines.

2- Studies the plants and animals in the ocean.

3-Studies how the air and the sea interact.

4- Have at least a master degree.

5- Oceanography includes five basic areas: physical, chemical, geological, biological, and marine.

6-Earn $68,570 per year (national average).

7- Oceanographers work by the ocean.

8- Some oceanographers need to know how to dive.

9- If you don't want to be by the ocean you can teach at universities.

10- Spend time away from family and friends for along time.

Pros and cons of this career


•Oceanographers get to experience the fun by working down at the ocean and with animals.

• The pay is good because it's above national average which is 50,760 and they usually get paid 68,570.

• Oceanographers get to work by the ocean and they get to experience something different everyday. This is a pro because you wouldn't want to be stuck in an office everyday.


•Time consuming because you would have to spend time away from my famiy and friends.

• Money conditions because depending on your area of oceanography research, you might spend much of your time and money traveling around the world gathering data.

•As an oceanographer you are not always in control of your schedule. You gather field research when the conditions are right no matter if the time is not convenient for you.

• Oceanographers do a lot of diving and if you can't dive then that could be bad or if you aren't a strong swimmer.

What I need to do in high school and college to become an oceanographer

High school - Before going to college students should have four years of english, three years of science, including biology. In high school they should also have three years of mathematics, three years of history and/or social science. Another high school class would be two years of the same foreign language and three years of other academic subjects.

College-In the first two years students complete course classes in bio, physics, chemistry and as well as other. I'm the last two years students are required courses in chemical, physical geological, and physical oceanography.

University of Michigan

Pros -

•I live close- easy transport to home and school so I can see my family every christmas or so.

•The amount of people there- the amount of people there isn't bad so that could help by less distractions and more school work done.

•Division 1 soccer- I want to be division 1 athlete and that's important to me because I want to go further in life with soccer.


• I don't live close to ocean- education by the ocean would be difficult because it's to far away.

• I don't get the in state benefit- that means I will have to pay more to get into the college.

• The book coast- the coast for books is to expensive. It's about 1,050 for books.

NC State University


•I would be close to ocean beacuse then I can work on with the ocean and do my studies there

•Division 1 soccer beacuse soccer is important to me and to be division 1 it would mean a lot.

•The amount of people there because the classes I may want to take could get filled up or the places to stay could get expansive to live.


•Far away because I would like to see my family and I can't if I would have to get in a plane every time

•Weather- if we were going to work by the water we can't beacuse the water may freeze

•Amount of money for books is about 1,070 and that is to much.

Hawai'i Pacific University


•Close to ocean- I could easily do my studies there.

•Cost for school- cheap to go to school there so that would help me by saving money for other purpose like other classes or for latter in life.

•The amount of people there- there not much people there so I could get my classes done and that makes the books cheaper.


•Far away- the distance between wisconsin and Hawaii is to much so I would only see my family maybe once every two years.

•How much it would cast to get there- it would be to much to spend to fly back to wisconsin.

•Soccer division 1- they only have division 2 soccer for woman's.

The oceanography society

For more information of an oceanographer.

Monetery Bay Aquarium Research Institution

Contact Monetery Bay Aquarium Research Institution to be part of a group about oceanography.

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