ERIC Number: ED396106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Marine Science Careers. A Sea Grant Guide to Ocean Opportunities.
Maine Univ., Orono.; New Hampshire Univ., Durham.; Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst., MA.
This document, which is intended for high school students who are considering a marine science career, contains 38 profiles of individuals employed in one of the following occupations: marine biologist, environmental educator, fishery biologist, marine ecologist, aquaculture microbiologist, geological oceanography, environmental consultant, ocean modeler, chemical oceanographer, aquatic chemist, physical oceanographer, biological oceanographer, ocean engineer, civil engineer, electrical engineer, environmental engineer, aquatic engineer, naval architect, ocean advocate, marine educator, underwater filmmaker, marine archaeologist, marine economist, lifeguard, fisheries statistician, resource manager, and environmental communicator. Each profile contains the individual's responses to a questionnaire requesting information on the following: degrees held/working toward, schools attended, current job and job duties, key factor in career decision, most and least appealing aspects of the job, preferred leisure activities, heroes/heroines, advice to high school students interested in the same job, career opportunities in the field, and plans for 10 years from now. Also included are the following: discussion of the outlook for marine science careers; annotated bibliography of 12 resource organizations and 5 publications; and names and addresses of 32 sea grant programs. (MN)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Educational Needs, Employee Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Employment Qualifications, High School Students, High Schools, Job Satisfaction, Marine Biology, Marine Education, Marine Technicians, Oceanography, Scientific Personnel
Sea Grant Communications, Kingman Farm, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824-3512 or Sea Grant Communications, 193 Oyster Pond Rd., CRL 209, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1525 ($5).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD. National Sea Grant Program.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono.; New Hampshire Univ., Durham.; Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst., MA.