Careers in Ocean Science

We often receive emails from students asking about what it takes to be an ocean scientist. To help students further explore careers in ocean science, we've compiled a list of our favorite resources. The links below offer information on career opportunities, interviews with scientists, and advice for pursuing a career in ocean science. 
  • Marine Science Careers- Insight to different types of marine science careers and advice from current scientists. Managed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and New Hampshire Sea Grant Programs
  • A searchable list of careers and internships provided by the California Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence 
  • Careers in Marine and Aquatic Science- Provided by the Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University, this list provides advice for pursuing careers in ocean science
  • So, You'd Like to Be a Marine Biologist?- Advice from graduate students at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, CA.
  • Marine Science Career Profiles- Interviews and advice from scientists working in marine science today.
  • Careers in Marine Mammal Science- The Society for Marine Mammalogy takes a closer look at what working in marine mammal science really means, and how to get involved.



By the Numbers

Over 40,000 students in 50 US states, the US Virgin Islands, and 25 countries participated as judges in the 2016 Ocean 180 Video Challenge.