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Ship Engineers

Job Information

Supervise and coordinate activities of crew engaged in operating and maintaining engines, boilers, deck machinery, and electrical, sanitary, and refrigeration equipment aboard ship.


  • Some merchant mariners spend extended periods at sea; others operate boats close to port and go home at night.
  • Entry, training, and educational requirements for many water transportation occupations are established and regulated by the U.S. Coast Guard.
  • Excellent job opportunities are expected, especially for marine officers.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $70,840/yr ($35.42/hr)
Job Outlook Below Average
Education Some college, no degree