Ship & Boat Captains
Also called: Captain, Boat Operator, Charter Boat Captain, Ferry Boat Captain
What they do:Command vessels in oceans, bays, lakes, rivers, or coastal waters.
On the job, you would:
- Steer and operate vessels, using radios, depth finders, radars, lights, buoys, or lighthouses.
- Compute positions, set courses, and determine speeds, using charts, area plotting sheets, compasses, sextants, and knowledge of local conditions.
- Inspect vessels to ensure efficient and safe operation of vessels and equipment and conformance to regulations.
Safety and Government
Education and Training
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Route navigation software
Data base user interface and query software
Facilities management software
You might like a career in one of these industries:
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