"Discovering the oceans" by: Amber Shallow 4th hour
Basic Information about becoming an Oceanographer
• They study how sea and air interact
• Oceanographers use complex instruments
• Some study the ocean floors, and see how they move and how that affects the coastlines
• Some Oceanographers study the water samples and learn about the amount and the quality of the food that substains the marine animals.
• Oceanographers earn an average of 68,570 dollars per year
• Some Oceanographers examine marine creatures and classify them into groups
• Oceanographers study plants and animals that live in the ocean
• Some Oceanographers know how to dive which is physically demanding
• Private or Government institutions employ most oceanographers
Pros and Cons about being an Oceanographer
• You can get payed anywhere from 21.50-54.15 dollars per hour
• Many Oceanographers enjoy finding solutions to important ocean problems
• Many Oceanographers enjoy living and Working near the ocean
• Oceanographers have to spend a lot of time away from their Friends and Families
• Oceanographers may work in cramped quarters
• Strong competition for positions openings
High school and Collage classes needed to be an Oceanographer
• Technical Writing
• General Computer Applications
• Environmental Science
• Earth Science
• Computer Science And Programming
• Basic Computer
• Advanced Physics Course
• Advanced Chemistry Course
• Advanced Calculus Course
• Advanced Biology Course
• Aquatic Biology
• And other courses
Colleges you can attend to be an Oceanographer
University Of Michigan: in Ann Arbor Michigan
Web Address: http://umich.edu
• UM has many clubs you can join: you can join the sports and clubs you enjoy with people who you can become friends with.
• 97% of people live on campus their first year, so you won't be alone, and you can meet new people.
• UM has a vast veriety of food options: so you don't get bored of the same foods everyday.
• This school is difficult to get into, and only 60% of the applications are accepted.
• This School costs 41,578 dollars for out of state tuition, and 13,158 dollars for in state tuition.
• Their are many classes required: this can be overwhelming to you if you need to have a lot of required classes.
University of Miami: in Coral Gables FL
Web Address: http://welcome.miami.edu
• About equal amounts of boys and girls go to this school but a few more girls than boys
• Many clubs to join: they offer many sports/clubs that you can join and meet new people and have new friends that share interests
• you live right next to the ocean so you can study the ocean and learn more about it
• Admission to University of Miami is very competitive: they based on the strength of their high school curriculum and grades earned, standardized test scores.
• Costly: it costs $43,040 for tuition, $1,310 for fees, and about 930 dollars for books
•They have very high expectations their
Central Michigan University: in Mount Pleasant Michigan
Web Address: https://www.cmich.edu/Pages/default.aspx
• It's among the nation’s 100 largest public universities with more than 20,000 students on its Mount Pleasant campus: it is good to have a lot of people because then they you aren't alone and you can make friends, and find people who share the same interests as you.
• This college hosts many events: so you aren't bored, and there are many things or oppritunities to try.
• The teachers are really professional
• This school is very costly
• There are many requirements to go here
Two Professional Associations I can belong to when I become an Oceanographer
“Education and Student life.” University of Miami. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2016. <http://welcome.miami.edu/student-life/index.html>.
“Events at Central Michigan University.” Central Michigan University. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2016. <https://events.cmich.edu>.
“Oceanographer.” Wiscareers. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2016. <https://wiscareers.wisc.edu>.
“University of Michigan Education.” University of Michigan. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2016. <http://umich.edu>.