Careers in Marine Sciences

What can you do with a degree in marine sciences? You’ll be prepared for a wide variety of careers, and the Carroll/HPU partnership gives you the depth and breadth for success.

Some possible career options in marine sciences include:

  • Aquaculturist
  • Coastal zone manager
  • Energy and mineral explorer
  • Environmental health specialist
  • Environmental planner
  • Fisheries scientist
  • Marine ecologist
  • Museum and aquarium administrator
  • Oceanography technician
  • Salt marsh manager
  • Technical writer
  • Water pollution technician

Example job titles of graduates with a bachelor’s degree in the marine sciences:

  • Associate marine scientist
  • Coastal specialist
  • Forestry technician
  • Ecologist
  • Search coordinator
  • Records specialist
  • Assistant research scientist

Types of employers for marine science graduates:

  • Wildlife/recreation/environmental oOrganizations
  • Veterinary clinics
  • Government agencies
  • Research laboratories
  • Educational institutions

Recent employment positions of our graduates include:

  • Aquarist, Sea World in Orlando
  • Research Assistant, Coastal Conservation and Restoration Laboratory at Texas A & M University 
  • Apprentice Aquarist, Sea Life Park in Hawaii 
  • Fisheries Research, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Volunteer Coordinator, North Coast Marine Mammal Center

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