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Marine Biologist

Odds of Hanging On

You've made your way into the highly competitive field of marine biology, and you're feeling as pleased as heck with yourself for getting that research job in Hawaii. Or maybe you’re patting yourself on the back for getting on tenure track at the Woods Hole oceanic institute where you suffered as an intern years ago.

Assuming that your funding isn't eliminated, or that your company doesn't go belly up, or that you don't go belly up in an estuary where you're tracking the feeding habits of leopard seals, you'll probably do okay.