"Discovering the oceans" by: Amber Shallow 4th hour

Basic Information about becoming an Oceanographer

• They study oceans, ocean floors, and coastlines

• 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

High School Classes:

• Technical Writing

• Geology

• General Computer Applications

• Environmental Science

• Earth Science

• Computer Science And Programming

• Calculus

• Basic Computer

• Advanced Physics Course

• Advanced Chemistry Course

• Advanced Calculus Course

• Advanced Biology Course

College Classes:

• Aquatic Biology

• Oceanography

• Limnology

• And other courses

Colleges you can attend to be an Oceanographer

University Of Michigan: in Ann Arbor Michigan

Address: 500 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA

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

Address:PO Box 248025 Coral Gables, FL 33124

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

Address: 1200 S. Franklin St. Mount Pleasant, Mich. 48859

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

•time consuming

Two Professional Associations I can belong to when I become an Oceanographer


P.O. Box 1931

Rockville, MD 20849-1931


Tel: (1) 301-251-7708

Fax (1) 301-251-7709

email: info@tos.org

•American Geosciences Institute

4220 King Street

Alexandria, VA 22302


+1 (703) 379-2480

+1 (703) 379-7563 FAX


Oceanographer Advertisment

Do you like the ocean, and plants and animals living their? Do u want to live near the beautiful ocean and be able to work near the ocean? If you said yes then you should be an Oceanographer. Did you know you can earn 68, 570 dollars a year! You can study how the sea and air interact. You get to use cool complex and advanced tools, you also get to use computers to analyze data. You also get to see a magnificent sight, of the ocean floor moving, and you even get to examine the coastlines! If you wanna see cool sights, and magnificent things in the ocean then being an oceanographer is for you just call 1-800 Oceanographer

My Sources

Works Cited

“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>.