We surveyed 792 marine biologists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical marine biologist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a marine biologist?



Working as a marine biologist typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that marine biologists are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a marine biologist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a marine biologist typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a marine biologist?



It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a marine biologist. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for marine biologists.


Do marine biologists work full-time or part-time?

69% of marine biologists work in full-time roles while 31% work part-time.

Is being a marine biologist stressful?



Marine biologists tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.