An oceanographer is a person who studies the ocean and the plant and animal life it contains. There are four different branches dealing with oceanography. They include: biological oceanographers, geological oceanographers, marine scientists, and physical oceanographers. Each is similar but different in many ways. They each have different fields and sections to work in. For example working on the surface and dealing with waves or being in the water studying the marine life.
Educational requirements include a lot of math and science. You need a Doctorate in physics, oceanography, applied mathematics, engineering, earth science or marine science in order to do research work for an organization. As you go through school to become an oceanographer you should take as many math and science classes you can. Oceanographer’s salary varies and can make between $50,000 and $80,000 per year depending on their experience and more.
There are many different working environments for oceanographers. They can be on land or in the water, in a lab or even on a ship. Working in cold or warm temperatures and during night or day is part of their job too. Depending, they can work in groups or by themselves. The working environment also depends on what you are working on and what branch of oceanography.
Being an oceanographer would be a pretty cool job. I think I would actually like this job. The branch I am most interested in is being a marine scientist. This is because I love marine animals and would like to understand and work with them more. When I get older I want to become a veterinarian but my main idea is to be with, help, and study animals. A marine scientist deals with those ideas.
Oceanographers are also paid pretty well. I feel like as long as you love your job then it is more like having fun and getting paid for it. Money is the bonus there. I also like the environment of an oceanographer. You are never in one room doing the same old thing. You can be...
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