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Oceanography is the branch of Earth Sciences that studies the Earth's oceans and seas. It covers a wide range of topics, including marine organisms and ecosystem dynamics; ocean currents, waves, and geophysical fluid dynamics; plate tectonics and the geology of the sea floor; and fluxes of various chemical substances and physical properties within the ocean and across its boundaries. These diverse topics reflect multiple disciplines that oceanographers blend to further knowledge of the world ocean and understanding of processes within it: biology, chemistry, geology, meteorology, and physics.


Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
Wage: $84,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 10.9%
Self Employed: 12.4%
Unemployment Rate: 1.5%
Employed Part Time: 2.6%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree