Aquaculturists

Aquaculturist and Scientist Examine Oysters

Aquaculturists, also known as fish farmers, fish culturists, or mariculturists, raise fish, shellfish, or other aquatic life (such as aquatic plants) under controlled conditions for profit and/or human consumption.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Fish Farmers, Fish Culturists, Mariculturists
Duties Raise fish, shellfish, or other aquatic life (such as aquatic plants) under controlled conditions for profit and/or human consumption
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the United States, but are especially strong in southern states
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
Experience Internships, volunteering, and part-time jobs
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Decline
Career Ladder
  • Aquaculture Manager
  • Aquaculturist
  • Aquaculture Assistant