What steps should i be taking to become a marine biologist?

I'm 19 years old and currently working as an asst project manager at a commercial plumbing company in phoenix.. I like my job, but I look at it more as a way to make money for now until I can afford to go back to school.. or at least have things a little easier. I have always wanted to go to school for marine biology/oceanography. Not just because I love animals, but because I love the ocean, and I love learning about the ocean and science. In high school i took science classes all four years, 2 as electives. (AP Bio and Chemisty) Ive been looking into some schools, like berkeley, etc...and researching some of the courses i need to take. I was hoping to get some opinions from marine biologists, or people who have studied it themselves in school. What are some good colleges to look in to? That not only do well with marine biology, but more importantly science. And what should i be doing to prepare myself to go back to school? And what about careers after school? Can someone help me out and give me a little push in the right direction? thank you.. Locations of school pref. near an ocean so i get a hands on learning experience...and as careers go-travel is not a problem, because i love to travel..

Asked By: m_beee - 10/21/2008
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As odd as it might sound many places do not really look at what college you went to, they look more at how many years you were there and if you did or did not finish. Do not get me wrong, there are some postions that do look at what university you went to... overall though, no. I know several people that went to... More
Answered By: The Cheshire - 10/21/2008
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I have three degrees (one undergraduate, two graduate) in marine biology from different institutions, and I teach at another with a marine biology program. The reality is that it matters very little which school you choose, you can get a quality education nearly anywhere... More
Answered By: Sophia J - 10/21/2008
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