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Marine careers are perfect for people who love Science, and marine creatures and plants. There are a variety of positions, such as marine biology, and the career is one which is widely varied, meaning your weeks are never likely to be the same. Getting in to the field does require plenty of maths and science knowledge, so before you decide what courses to take, decide if marine science really is the right career for you.
One of the most effective ways to see if you suit marine science is by getting an internship. Many different work environments offer these, from museums and science parks to federal laboratories and marine theme parks, and give you a chance to experience the type of work you’d be doing. Try to do a minimum of a week, and longer if possible, so you can really imagine how working there would feel. If you can, do an internship in more then one place, as this will give you an idea of which area you’d like to work in.
Read profiles of different jobs, and note down the ones you are most interested in. From marine biologists to oceanographers, you can read about the highlights and bad parts of each job, and discover ones which suit your interests.
Contact organizations locally, and look out for marine-related job advertisments locally. These will give you more information on factors such as responsibilities, salary and working hours, along with requirements. Once you’ve considered all this information, you can be sure marine science is a career for you!