My career is in Marine Biology. The history of

My career is in Marine Biology.  The history of marine biology is very ancient. It started in 1200 BC with the Phoenicians, known as the “the masters of the sea”. Later, with Aristotle’s recordings of types of fish and crustaceans. Then the exploring began in the 1800s with people such as Charles Darwin and James Cook. Then between 1930s and until now women became more influential in the field, with women like Rachel Carson and Sylvia Earle.  Rachel Carson is still known as one of the first woman to pioneer in the scientific field, and is well known for her book Silent Spring. Referencing this book would be a good start to my career.My career as a marine biologist will require many levels of education. In high school, it would be smart for me to take classes that would make sense in this field, such as AP biology and chemistry.  A good college to take would be chemistry, or genetic. As for education, I will need at the very least a  bachelor’s in marine biology or some other type of biological science, such as zoology. If I want to qualify a higher paying job or if I want to teach, I will need a master’s, and if I was going to go into  research, I would need a Ph.D. There are a few ideal schools to get a degree in marine biology, such as MIT, Stanford, and Notre Dame. As for job skills, I need to be able to: listen and learn, use critical thinking, have complex problem-solving skills, and a good understanding of math and science, as well as writing and speaking skills. As for training, I could start training in high school at camps that offer training in sailing and marine exploration. Five to nine years of training are usually required. I could also prep as an intern to the many companies such as: The Summer Marine Mammal Rescue Internship (in California), The River Project Marine biology Internship (in New York), and Marine Science Summer Camp Internship (In Massachusetts).  None of these internships are close to Tucson, so I would have to move to find a good job in marine biology. There are a few good opportunities for a job in marine biology in many states, such as Oregon, California, and Maryland. California would be the most ideal place to work, considering it is close to home, and I have family located there. Marine biology is one of the slowest growing jobs according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  It  is expected that the employment of wildlife biologists, zoologists,  and marine biologists, to rise by just 4% between 2014 and 2024, which is slower than the average for all U.S. occupations. Although opportunities for marine biologists are on the lower end of the spectrum, there are many companies in California hiring. Regions in California hiring include Bakersfield, San Francisco, and Oakland. The main company hiring (as on January 16th, 2018) is Senior Fisheries Biologist, happens to be located in California. There really are no opportunities for advancement as a marine biologist. There isn’t a scale to move up like you world in retail for example, moving from cashier to manager. The pay for marine biologists is slightly below average (considering the average American salary is $51,939 a year). The average earning of  marine biologists are $51,289 a year. Marine biologists usually work business hours and may put in extra time if they are out in the field (on a boat, in a lab, or any coastal areas). I would be working with other scientists, but the main focus of my work would be oceans, the land surrounding oceans, and the ocean life. I do not believe I would be a a good marine biologist due to a few obstacles in my way. I believe the one major obstacle stopping me from becoming a marine biologist is the fact that I become incredibly sea-sick. While there are other careers in marine biology, if I were to become a marine biologist, I would be most interested with the hands on aspect of it. There are other options, such as lab work, office work, working in an aquarium, working as a college teacher, or work in a zoo. Yet none of those are things I can see myself doing in life. There are also things that don’t directly involve the ocean, including hydrologist, fish and game officer, marine biotechnology, and testing new drugs (for marine life). My ideal job would be teaching, so if I got my PhD, I could teach, but at a college level. I think I would be a good marine biologist, because I am willing to put in the time for school and travel for work. I wouldn’t be a great marine biologist, only because that isn’t what I want to do in life, so I’m pretty sure my full willingness would be put into it. I would obviously try, I just know I wouldn’t be the best. I think that you have to really love (or like) what you do. The career of marine biology is definitely a career to think about. There are many careers that go deeper into it, such as teaching and lab work. I would also be able to make good money in California, which is my ideal place to live. SO, in conclusion, I believe that while marine biology is definitely not my ideal career, it may be something I would be interested in pursuing.