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|
|Job Outlook||Below Average|
|Education||Some college, no degree|