I was thinking of going to college to become a marine biologist. Is anybody here in that field who can give me advise on it? Would it be worth it?
I know exactly how you felt. I was like this too, except I was excited and anxious to go into the water on my first dive. It was absolutely breathtaking, one of the finest moments in my short life. I felt so small and insignificant surrounded by the vast expanse of the sea. I knew that life was all around me my entire life, but when diving I actually felt like I was part of the circle, the circle of life. *cue Lion king soundtrack*George: So I started to walk into the water. I won't lie to you boys, I was terrified! But I pressed on and as I made my way passed the breakers a strange calm came over me. I don't know if it was divine intervention or the kinship of all living things but I tell you Jerry at that moment I was a marine biologist!
Agreed.Doing research isn't the only thing you can do with that degree. You could probably get a job at an aquarium, zoo, places like sea world, or be a specialist at a fish store or something. True, those jobs may be limited, but it's definitely possible.
Sorry to shoot a hole in your dreams, but it had to be done, just like it had to be done to me. I didn't mean to discourage you, I only want you to know what you are getting yourself into well before you discover it isn't for you, like I did.I figured somebody would tell me something like this. Maybe I need to rethink what I really want to do and just have this as a hobby. I might just end up doing something in the hospital since I already work in one.