Astronomy or Marine Biology?
I love both and I wanna be a Marine Biologist or an Astronomer...but I don't know which one to pick. I wanna learn more about oceans yet I wanna learn more about outer space.
So yeah, which is more fun?
- eriLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
Both jobs require a PhD to work in the field (PhD in marine bio or a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or physics). Major in either bio or physics in college, then apply to graduate programs in marine bio or astronomy/astrophysics/physics. Either way you're looking at 8-12 years of college. Neither have a ton of jobs open, so you don't get much choice over where you live, and even though you'll spend more time in college than a medical doctor, neither field will make you rich.
If you didn't plan on getting a PhD and just wanted a bachelors degree, marine bio is more likely to get you a job in the field (working at an aquarium) than astronomy, since there are far more aquarium jobs than there are jobs for someone who can't do original research in astronomy.Source(s): astrophysicist
- 7 years ago
Would you rather work at an aquarium or a science centre? Personally I like science centres more. Mankind knows less than 1% about both topics so I'm sure there are many more discoveries to come whichever one you choose.
Pay wise, realistically, you are looking at top salary of 50k. This is a postdoc research scientist salary who works at a planetarium. Best case scenario is you get your phd and become a professor at a university. This is 80-120k salary, which is fairly decent. The sabbaticals are nice too.Source(s): glassdoors