Marine Conservation: A Meaningful Career

Speak Up For Blue Podcast

If you are searching a more meaningful career than Marine Science and Conservation could be for you.

Over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to chat with a number of people inquiring about switching their career to one in Marine Science and Conservation. Usually, the people range in age between 30-50 and work in a business/finance field, and they just don’t find that the their career offers anything of meaning in their lives. They tend to be searching for something where they can create a positive change in the world. These are the people I love to talk to because I know they can offer the Marine Science and Conservation field a great advantage with their unique skill set.

Some of you might know that I focus part of Speak Up For Blue on helping people obtain a career in Marine Science and Conservation. Most of the people that I help are young, recent graduates who don’t know where to begin in their search for a job, let alone building their career. They are also great people to talk to and help as many of them have science backgrounds and looking to do research, monitoring, etc.

However, the people between the ages of 30-50 who are switching their careers from business/finance are a key players in the Marine Science and Conservation field. I like these people because they provide a unique set of skills and a different mindset on how to approach and project. They are similar to the young science graduates in that they don’t know where to begin searching for a career and often think that they have to go back to school to become a marine biologist. This thought process tends to impede people from thinking of switching careers. This is the time where I step in.

I always tell people that they don’t need to be a scientist to be effective in Marine Science and Conservation. It takes a lot of time and money to invest in becoming a marine scientist. There are enough marine scientists in the world. What you need to do, is figure out how your skill set that you offer will help the field.

If you search the high level positions in non-profit organizations you will find that the Executive Directors, Program Managers and all of the other high level positions, consist of lawyers, business people, entrepreneurs, financial people, etc. Those high level positions are attainable and your skill set may fit the description.

If you are searching for a Marine Science and Conservation and you are between the ages of 30-50 years old and you are in a different field, then email me at:

Because I want to talk to you!

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