What do you have to study to become a killer whale trainer?
You know the ones that swim with the whales to entertain people, like at the miami seaquarium. That is my dream job. Im almost out of highschool and I know I need to get a degree in marine biology. Is there anything else I need to study or do?
Asked By: Isabella - 3/29/2009
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You need to work on your swimming skills, become scuba certified, improve your public speaking and performance skills (when you watch the SeaWorld videos and animal shows notice how energetic, engaging, and animated the trainers are. You will be a performer and educator for the public as well as a trainer for the... More
Answered By: Heather H - 3/29/2009
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Besides marine biology, you should probably spend a fair amount of time learning about skin diving and become a strong swimmer as well. This expands your potential job pool from marine parks and whale training to include aquariums as well, and possibly open-ocean research.
Answered By: Maryn Bittner - 3/29/2009
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