Marine Biologist

Meiah Frausto

Overview of career

Marine biology is the study of plants and animals that live in oceans, costal waters, and saltwater wetlands.

What do you need to succeed in this career

Good classes to take in high school are, Advanced Biology courses, Biology, Chemistry, English Composition, Physics, Pre-Calculus. As far as college, You would need a bachelor's degree (usually in biology), good grades, and good test scores.

Cost of Education

Based on the tuition for going to Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, the grand total of going to college for 4 years would be around $140,428.

housing would be $18,500

food/groceries would be $12,000

gas money for travelling/helping pay for carpooling would be $8,000

clothing money for time at college would be $4,800

Total tuition for total time at college $97,128

You may also need to apply for loans, financial aid, and probably a part-time job to help with costs.

Pros and Cons of this Job


1) you get to travel

2) work in the water

3) work with marine life


1) have to get a lot of education

2) you might drown

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A marine biologists studies plants and animals that live in the ocean, costal waters, and saltwater wetlands. You will work outside like in the oceans and saltwater wetlands, and you will need at least a bachelors degree. Your salary would be somewhere around $31,300 a year.