Where Do Oceanographers Work?
Oceanographers are employed with oil companies, corporations supporting the Department of Defense, environmental groups, or institutions of higher education working in teaching, research, writing and consultant activities. Federal agencies that employ oceanographers are the Oceanographer of the Navy, Office of Naval Research, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Education Students interested in a career in oceanography should start preparing in their junior and senior year of high school by taking as many math courses as possible, along with chemistry, biology, physics, geology, and computer science. Graduate work in oceanography is required for most positions in research and teaching. In preparation for graduate work, a student should take mathematics through differential and integral calculus, one year of chemistry and physics, biology or geology, and a modern foreign language. The ability to discriminate detail among objects such as shape, size, color, or marking