"difference between oceanographer and marine biologist"
look up "oceanographer" and then "marine biologist@
i think an oceanographer studies oceans and a marine biologist does more with the biology of marine life. The animals and plants.
For highschools i haven’t really heard of any specifications in marine biology… usually its only basic sciences (biology, chemistry etc.)
For universities, theres quite a few that offer marine biology programs, in canada i know of U of BC, Guelph and Dalhousie
Long term career options are just being a marine biologist, doing research and perhaps even becoming a professor at a university? Theres also a lot of government work oppotunities in marine biology.
Initial salaries are probably close to an oceanographer’s which are $40,000 initial and they can get up to $100,000 with a masters degree
Perks are getting to spend a lot of time out on the water, lots of opportunities to scuba dive and see some pretty amazing things =P Not to mention, if you like some sorta marine animal, you get to spend a lot of time with it =)
For the future expect MANY jobs in the marine biology feild (or any environmental feild for that matter) With issues like climate change and pollution becoming such a big deal, there will be plenty of job openings
For related jobs some of them that i know of are oceanography, botany, bio-chemistry, cellular biology, ecology, statistics etc. (theres a lot that you can find with a quick google search)
Working conditions are all relative… i suppose if you like being on a boat and in a lab, then the working conditions are good =) However the boat life can be pretty sucky at times with cramped quarters and whatnot
this site has some good information:
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