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Marine and Environmental Studies Career Opportunities

The career and employment opportunities for marine and environmental scientists are excellent. An environmental science degree can prepare students for a wide range of careers in industry, government, consulting, or education. Many labor market experts predict that those holding degrees in environmental science will be in great demand to fulfill new jobs created in the next decade.

Employment of marine scientists is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. The job duties of marine scientists vary from place to place, but can be generally described as those associated with the geological, physical, chemical and biological aspects of the marine environment. Many job opportunities for marine scientists exist with scientific research institutions (universities) and various government agencies. Also hiring marine scientists are private companies engaged in searching for economic sea floor deposits, investigating areas for sea farming, and evaluating natural energy production from waves, currents, and tides.

Related Associates Degree

Avg. Annual Earnings for Bachelor’s Graduates

Marine Science

$41,700 to $54,470

Marine Biology

$33,254 to $48,330

Environmental Science

$39,160 to $45,340

Job prospects and average earning statements are based on information provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Last updated: 2014-08-04T21:14:31.744Z