• I chose marine biology because i lovescience, working with animals, and beingoutdoors.• This job has all three, going out to collectinformation, studying animals and otherliving things in the sea, and using myknowledge of the "sciences" to helpunderstand and solve problems.Introduction
Nature of Work• There is not one definition as to what amarine biologist does, there are severalbranches.• Some include working with sea animals,studying living organisms and learningabout chemical effects on these creatures tobe able to help them thrive.
Working Conditions• Out in the field (collecting information)• In Laboratories• Travelling a lot• Zoos• Government
Training• Most jobs in the field of marine biology willrequire a PhD.• Receiving any degree above your PhD willusually increase your pay.
EmploymentThe employment rate for marine biologists hasremained at a pretty constant number andappears that it will stay that way.
Earnings• The starting point for the pay of a marinebiologist is at about $35,000• The range of salary is from $35,000 to about$100,000 yearly
Use of technologyMarine biologists use a lot of technology, hereare just a few.• microscopes• computers• gps• scuba gear• grabbers• oxygen probes
Summary• Marine Biology still remains to be veryinteresting to me and after all of the researchI am even more intrigued by the profession.• Marine Biology combines a lot of mypassions into one job so this is why I reallylike it.