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Open the Door to Careers in Marine Biology

A marine biology degree from Florida Tech will open the door to a variety of careers in marine biology. Shows on Discovery Channel, National Geographic and the History Channel often highlight careers in marine biology in an exciting and adventuresome way, making these careers more attractive than ever. Tracking sharks in the Pacific or discovering deep-sea organisms is, of course, not a typical day at the office.
A Bachelor's of Science degree in Marine Biology from Florida Tech is the ideal academic pursuit for the student who wants to explore the mysteries of the sea, discover marine animal interrelationships or become a leader in marine veterinary science.

Careers in Marine Biology Expected to Grow

The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Standards (BLS), provides information about specific jobs including median annual pay, working conditions and job outlook, among other things. According to the Bureau, job growth for biological scientists is expected to grow more than 20% through 2018. Growth is also expected in careers for marine biology, but at a lower rate given its specialized field.

Entry-level salaries in marine biology are reported by PayScale.com to be $40,100 with further earning potential to grow to $72,200.
Other careers available with a marine biology degree also provide good salary potential such as:

Agricultural and food scientist: $44,000 - $81,100
Biochemistry: $43,200 - $88,500
Oceanography: $44,900 – $82,500
Environmental scientist: $47,900 – $89,700

Careers in marine biology are as varied as they are challenging. They include careers such as:

  • Zoologists and Wildlife Biologist
  • Marine Geologist
  • Marine Mammal Trainer
  • Pollution Control Chemist
  • Oceanographer
  • Aquarium Biologist
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Aquarist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Fish Hatchery Manager
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Marine Policy Specialists

Florida Tech Gives You a Good Foundation for a Graduate or Doctoral Degree

Interested in a graduate or doctoral degree before you enter the workforce? A Bachelor's of Science degree in Biological Sciences-Marine Biology provides a solid foundation for the pursuit of a master's or doctorate degree at such prestigious institutions as:

  • Cambridge University (UK)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • University of Alaska
  • University of Florida
  • University of Miami
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Texas

A Biological Sciences-Marine Biology degree from Florida Tech will open up many career options.