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Motorboat Operators

Also called: Launch Operator, Boat Operator, Crew Boat Operator, Water Taxi Operator

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy.

What they do:
Operate small motor-driven boats. May assist in navigational activities.
On the job, you would:
  • Maintain desired courses, using compasses or electronic navigational aids.
  • Follow safety procedures to ensure the protection of passengers, cargo, and vessels.
  • Direct safety operations in emergency situations.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
Math and Science
  • geography
  • biology
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
Spatial
  • know where things are around you

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Self Control

Technology

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Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
certificate after high school or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$31,550
per year, on average
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