Science Careers- Marine Biologist

By: Taylor Bogacz

Education necessary to do this job successfully

To be a Marine Biologist you must have a Bachelors Degree in marine biology and coastal ecology. Also a masters degree in coastal and ocean policy. The Subjects that are important in marine biology is biology, physics, chemistry, and mathematics.

Salary range

The median salary range is around $54,321. Depending on how long you have been in the field your salary may change. The less experience you have the lower your salary will be and if you have been working in the field for 10 years or more it will increase.

Job Description/ Duties

Some things that a Marine Biologist does is run school projects, training courses, and research in marine biology. They write up grant proposals and publish research. A marine biologist is someone who studies marine plants and animals in their natural habitat.

Environmental relationship between the environment and job

A marine biologist ties in with the enviorment greatly. This profession studies marine life and helps to preserve their natual habitat. A marine biologist studies marine organisims and their behaviors and interactions with the environment.


I love being in the water and being with marine life. I am very interested in science and protecting the earth and its wildlife. I enjoy traveling and being outdoors a lot. Everyday would be interesting and full of adventure and variety.


Early mornings braving bad weather, and spending long days on the computer studying and coming up with final reports can be disadvantages Marine Biologist also have to write grants to get funding and that might be very stressful. After a fun day out in the field you do have to spend time studying, entering data and looking at all the research that you came up with.

Interesting facts

Marine Biologists study every species found in water. There is 750,000 species in the sea recored so far, with perhaps more to discover. The reefs and beautiful ocean floor hold so many mysteries.