Aquaculturists

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.


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 Below $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 Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Aquaculture Manager
  • Aquaculturist
  • Aquaculture Assistant

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