Marine Biologist

Nina Vaccaro

Importance of becoming a Marine Biologist

The responsibility of a marine biologist is to study the animals and there natural habitats, and finding new species. They also have to record populations of different kinds of mammals, and fish.

The typical working hours of a Marine Biologist are between 10-12 hours a day. You spend the most time organizing samples, walking back to the field station, and placing sample in tanks.

Some locations where Marine Biologist work are in the lab, ocean, and sometimes on land. The average salary of a Marine Biologist is $27.60-$31.50.

The education needed for this type of job is a Masters degree, and a Bachelors degree. You also need a background inn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The type of science's that you need are Animal physiology, cell/cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Ecology, Entomology, Wildlife and Wild lands Science and Management.

The skills required to be a Marine Biologist

  • Active Listening - giving full attention to what other people are saying.
  • Science - using scientific rules and methods to solve problems
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of other solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectivley
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problems

Some related jobs to a Marine Biologist are Biologists, Mircobiologist, Veterinary Assistants, Laboratory Animal Caretakers, Zookeepers, and Animal Breeders