Education, Early Career, Outreach

Numerous career options are available in the aquatic sciences, both in terms of specialty (e.g. physical oceanographer, lake biogeochemist) and career path (e.g. academic, policy, government agency).

Click on the links below to learn more about careers in the aquatic sciences and how to prepare for them. Also, check the Positions Offered and Student Opportunities boards for employment and graduate school prospects.

Career Paths

Job opportunities in the aquatic sciences exist for individuals with all levels of education. Employers include State and Federal government offices and laboratories, universities, industries, magazines, book publishers, television, radio, legal firms, and environmental societies.

Click here for more information about what aquatic scientists do, their career paths, and how to prepare for a career in the aquatic sciences.

Graduate Programs in the Aquatic Sciences

Many top universities have programs in the aquatic science, oceanography, or limnology. Finding the right graduate program for you can help to launch an exciting career in the aquatic sciences.

Click here for more information about finding a graduate program in aquatic sciences, resources for being successful in graduate school, and funding opportunities. Also, check out the Student Opportunities Board for current graduate school postings.