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Daily life of a marine biologist

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Ashley Bautista

on 1 May 2013

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by Ashley Bautista Daily Life of A Marine Biologist Training and Educational Requirements Suggested high school courses
and activities • Definitely take biology, chemistry, and environmental sciences. Advanced maths will also be helpful. Take as many AP classes as you want, as long as you can handle it
• Take challenging classes, a lot of people want to be marine biologists so if you really determined you need to work really hard
• Volunteer as much as possible at animal veterinary hospitals regular hospitals or anywhere you can see a medical professional work. It will impress colleges if you volunteer and will increase you chances of getting into a good college GRADES
IMPORTANT COLLEGE Harvard is the top university for marine biologists
and hornell is the second best option
need a lot of biology
you need at least a bachelors degree to be a marine biologist
some technology classes will be helpful cost and years of
training Personal
or characteristics College can be very expensive
$60,000 per year
or 17,000 or more per semester
you need 4 or more years of college
depending on what degree you want Mental requirements Physical Requirements • Good hand eye coordination •Good fitness level • Optional diving experience Have to like sea creatures and animals Know it can be dangerous working with the sea creatures have a lot of patience DON'T GET FRUSTRATED EASILY Personal requirements Observant Highly motivated Persistent good problem solver organized Job Description
responsibilities Responsibilities or duties research different aquatic and marine animals Monitor and observe marine communities study biochemical processes of fresh water plants report how animals depend on their environment plan and conduct experiments Working conditions Advantages Have a laboratory
Travel to bigger cities and places
doesn't have a lot of stress
get to work with animals Disadvantages can get randomly called to oil spill missions
work schedule can vary
hours can be irregular
can be exposed to exotic sicknesses Hours nine to ten hours a day but it can change due to experiments 40-50 hours a week Only five days a week so you get weekends off Equipment or Uniform get to use expensive lab equipment access to fancy laboratories given wet suits and marine equipment Location anywhere around the country but mostly near the ocean Organizations marine conservation organizations Salary
Benefits Beginning Salary $110,000 Advanced Salary up to $500,000
when you have your PH.D Insurance health insurance Employment
Opportunities Potential for Jobs a lot of job opportunities like biological technician,
fishery biologist, and biological technicians Opportunities for advancement you can go back to school to get a higher degree which can give you a higher pay and higher position the marine biologist is a big field and anybody can join this field as long as their determined. This job has given me the opportunity to travel the world and work with animals, and I am blessed to come across this job THE END
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