I'm 29, three years ago i graduated with a major in marine biology and i struggle to find work.

I'm 29, three years ago i graduated with a major in marine biology and i struggle to find work. As of now i'm a teacher in high school, but i hate it. I wish i could do what i always wanted and work with animals instead of being a glorified babysitter

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why aren't you doing research or conservation work? Marine biology is hardly a glamorous field and the pay is shit, but there's usually always work counting salmon or some shit.

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get a job with a survey firm, if possible. There are always pipelines and wind farms and shit getting built, and they have to survey the area for animals, artifacts and soil before they can build. I imagine if you diversify your skills a bit, you can get work doing stuff like hiking out to rivers, taking samples and telling the bigwigs "you can build here, it won't fuck up the fishing."
    Wish I could help with more specific companies, but the jobs do exist. Look into offshore wind, too
    T. Archaeologist

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      You can't do survey if you're not a registered biologist and either have your own surveying company or work for municipalities. Fucking imbecile

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I knew someone who did marine biology and went into science policy

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do you give homework?

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    let me guess,Brazil?
    I'm on the same boat btw

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Join the Marines

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Either get into animation or write depressing scifi novels.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      based Watts enjoyer

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I see plenty of marine biologists in animal documentaries and I'm always jealous of them

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >pick a major with zero demand in the job field
    >there are zero jobs for you
    >OMG HOW HAPEN????
    Marine biology is an academic field. If you want a career in it, you're going to basically spend your entire life either pursuing additional degrees or teaching, and that's ALL.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      that's wrong. Marine biologist are routinely hired by acquacolturing enterprises, fisheries, aquariums, and municipalities. What is your field of expertise smartass? Forklift operator?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        And you're still shit out of luck for a job because there's no openings because you picked a major teenage girls want to do because they think theyre going to spend their 9 to 5 playing with dolphins.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Oh big words from a rando scumbag that just likes to kick the dead horse from the OP. Easy to beat someone in the open while you don't even answer my question.
          By the way, this job may not be appeasing but it pays well and i'm impervious to company shenanigans, i cannot be fired unless i do something really stupid. Try to find something better than that yourself at this day and age, asshole.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Your question is meaningless, I could have a PHD in cellular patholgy fornall the good it does you. Some rando (on an anonymous board, imagine that)'s shitty major doesnt make your shitty major any less of a shitty major.
            Its also cute that you're now defending the job you made a thread to bitch about. You should probably stay teaching in high school, you're in good company with the rest of the histrionic teenage girls.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              Just say what you do in your life, say it. I'm tired of you dodging my questions. Because apparently you are so better than me that you find in the right to criticize my field of work right? And not only you're an ignorant cunt that doesnt have the slightest idea of what marine biology encompasses, but you also have the gall to say that now i defend my job just because of you. Like i would give a shit about you. I give a shit that you insulted my personal fucking vocation you bitch, not you.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >I give a shit that you insulted my personal fucking vocation you bitch
                Did he insult teaching? Because that is your vocation. What's wrong with teaching anyway? Low stress, not very difficult, normal hours. Get a fishtank at home if you want to look at fish so bad

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >implying a grown man has to compete against teenage girls when it comes to getting a job working in the field
          more competition from women comes in the education/teaching area

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >What is your field of expertise smartass? Forklift operator?
        I know you're asking this in jest but I'll give you my personal anecdote anyway..
        I have a liberal arts academic background. Worthless, I know, but I didn't pay for it and I actually got the job I was working to get before I even graduated. Fastforward a few years I realize I fucking hate what I had been working my whole life to achieve
        >high competition
        >pay sucks
        >overworked
        >etcetera
        I was pretty devastated since I had worked to this goal since my early teens and am now hating my adult life.
        I met a friend who turned me onto the unionized construction world.
        I called them and skipped a bunch of steps because I'm smart and passed their fairly difficult entrance exams.
        Got a $30k 8 week residential crash course in how to construction paid for by the union.
        10 years later I'm laughing. I make enough running construction machines in 6-8months I can take a year off to spend with my family in our oceanside acreage.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          not him but there a way to get into that without having someone already in there? namely in chicago, don't wanna work at grocery stores for my entire life like my mother

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I just went to the union halls of the trades I was interested in and talked to people

            Ah yes the famous "muh friend". Because apparently it's the only way to get a decent job these days, nepotism. Fuck you
            [...]
            And fuck you too

            My friend just told me about unions and construction. I did the legwork myself.
            Try ditching the angry attitude and getting off the internet and maybe you'll have a better time 🙂

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              Whatever you say crook. You unionists are scum

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Ah yes the famous "muh friend". Because apparently it's the only way to get a decent job these days, nepotism. Fuck you

          based Watts enjoyer

          And fuck you too

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            What do you have against Peter Watts

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >nepotism
            That's not nepotism.
            And yes, having social connections more often than not pays off, that's the reason you go through the fucking trouble in the first place.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Oh wait i remember you. You're the one that used to brag about his four figures imaginary job on Wauf and posted photos of some anonymous countryside trying to sell them as south west california acreage. Wow, Imagine being such a pathetic gay to flex imaginary gains on an anonymous board

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Meds

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Give up on the idea of doing something related to your major and move on to greener pastures. A bullshit email job that pays decent and barely demands work ain't all that bad. Stop teaching. That's not good for you.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >A bullshit email job that pays decent and barely demands work ain't all that bad.
      elaborate
      i want in

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        There are any number of white collar jobs like this. I got one without a degree. Just look for "fully remote" on a staffing company's website, I used Robert Half, and the job you get is probably one where you push cells around on a spreadsheet and send emails all day and can take a nap for two hours without anyone noticing. It's not exciting work but I have no commute, no one rides my ass, and the pay's not half bad. There are worse ways to make rent money.

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >work with animals
    >high school
    You got your wish

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