An aquaculture research scientist investigates and analyzes animal wildlife in water-based ecosystems. They work to develop better ways of harvesting fish and plants for human consumption, in addition to protecting endangered species in lakes, rivers and oceans.
Minimum education requirement is a high school diploma. However, upper-level positions will require a Bachelor's or Master's degree.
WHERE TO STUDY
For 2- and 4-year college and university programs across the country, visit our Where to Study page.
In 2011, the median yearly salary for an aquaculture specialist was $63,000, according to SimplyHired.com. For more information, visit the BalanceCareers' Aquaculture Profile.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- American Society for Horticultural Science
- National Aquaculture Association
- U.S. Aquaculture Society
- World Aquaculture Society
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
Learn about aquaculture from Dr. Brian Nerrie, an Aquaculture Extension Specialist from VSU College of Agriculture.