Marine Biologist

By: Caroline Alexander

What is it?

is the scientific study of organisms in the ocean or other marine or brackish bodies of water

You need 4 years of college or more to become a marine biologist. Bachelor’s degree


Entry level: $41,000

Mean employee: $53,000

Experienced employee: $67,000

Related Occupations:

Oceanography, ocean engineering

Job Outlook:

Employment of zoologists and wildlife biologists is projected to grow 5 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations