Assistant Oceanographer

Analyze and record oceanographic and meteorological data.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$26,000 – $71,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Assistant Oceanographers do?

Analyzes and records oceanographic and meteorological data to forecast changes in weather or sea condition: Collects weather and oceanographic data, using meteorological and oceanographic equipment and visual observation. Sketches surface weather charts, upper air charts, sea condition charts, and other charts and maps to indicate weather and sea conditions. Prepares and forecasts warnings of severe and hazardous weather and sea conditions and prepares briefings of current and predicted environmental conditions and their effect on military operations. Performs preventative maintenance on meteorological and oceanographic equipment.


Should I be an Assistant Oceanographer?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Laboratory Assistant, Metallurgical, Oceanographer, Assistant, Vector Control Assistant

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