The job market for marine biologists/oceanographers is a far cry from
the high tech market of today but as environment and the oceans
issues become more of a priority the job market will grow. I don't
have specific statistical numbers but I know from experiences that
several students and past volunteers and interns do get hired in this
field. Please check out the career page on WhaleNet as it lists many
different areas to investigate if you are serious about pursuing a
marine related career.
I became a biologist while working for this non-profit organization
and although the administrative work is plentiful I do get time in
>Hello, My name is Amanda Ogg I am currently a student at Fort lupton High
>school. I am writting my senior thesis paper on marine biology and I was
>wondering if you might be able to help me with a few questions that I have.
>First I would like to ask I you know anything about how much the job market
>is in need of marine biologists or ocean ographers. Second I would like to
>ask you if you know any statistics of hires in the last year. Lastly I would
>like to ask what you think the future prospects are of this particular career
>choice. I would also like to add that marine science has always interested me
>and I think that it would be a great career choice. If you could e-mail me
>back as soon as possible that would be great.
-- Kim Marshall-Tilas Senior Director Ocean Alliance/Whale Conservation Institute 191 Weston Road, Lincoln, MA 01773 781.259.0423 or fax 259.0288 www.oceanalliance.org
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