Quiz: What’s your ocean career?

Ocean careers
Dive right into the amazing ocean careers that require STEM skills! Image: Shutterstock

We’re celebrating World Oceans Day (June 8) by shining the light on all the epic ocean career options out there! Take our quiz to find out where you could flex your STEM skills in the deep blue.

Ocean career options

Here’s a list of every ocean job in STEM we can think of!

  • Marine biologist
  • Oceanographer
  • Ocean engineer
  • Marine archaeologist
  • Hydrologist
  • Aquarist
  • Aquaculturist
  • Marine researcher
  • Aquatic veterinarian
  • Marine environment economist
  • Undersea specialist
  • Marine geoscientist

Meet a marine biologist

Ocean careers - marine biologist
Image: The University of Queensland

Say hello to marine biologist, Blake Chapman from the University of Queensland! She combines her science and communication skills to bust myths about sharks. You can read more about her STEM study and ocean career path here.

We’ve also picked the brains of an oceanographer, shark biologist, undersea specialist, marine geoscientist, and a marine PhD student. If you’re interested in an ocean career, go soak up all their advice.

The importance of an ocean career

Global warming is one of our most urgent challenges – and finding a solution will require an understanding of the complex processes behind climate and weather, as well as oceans and climate change. With the clock ticking for our rapidly changing climate, the countdown is on – and it’s the ocean keeping time. Find out more about how STEM skills and careers can help here.

Looking for more quizzes? We’ve got all the science, tech, engineering and maths quizzes! They’ll help you find areas of STEM you’ll love to study and will want to pursue a cool career in.

Louise Meers

Author: Louise Meers

Louise is the production editor for Careers with STEM. She has a journalism degree from the University of Technology, Sydney and has spent over a decade writing for youth. She is passionate about inspiring young people to achieve their biggest goals and build a better future.


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