10. Optical Engineer

Optics and physics majors as well as electrical engineers have the chance to collaborate on innovative communications systems that will be used underseas. Many of these positions are in research and development, so you’ll be actively creating new solutions.

Get hired: Hands-on experience in the field of optics will give you a leg up on the competition. Get your research in during the summer, as you’ll need knowledge of testing equipment and methods.


You know what? You don’t have to go to a four-year university to get into the ocean industry. In fact, a lot of jobs are good with an associate degree from a trade school. Find out if that’s the right path for you here.

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