In the Air Force:
Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE); Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Apprentice; Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Craftsman; Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Helper; Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Journeyman; Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Superintendent
In the Army:
Marine Deck Officer; Watercraft Engineer; Watercraft Operator
In the Coast Guard:
CWO - Special Warfare Combatant-Craft; LDO - Special Warfare Technician; RL - Special Duty Officer - Strategic Sealift Officer (SSO); Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE); URL - Special Warfare; URL - Surface Warfare
In the Marine Corps:
Marine Deck Officer; Special Warfare Boat Operator; Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Apprentice; Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Craftsman; Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Helper; Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Journeyman; Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Superintendent; Watercraft Engineer; Watercraft Operator
In the Navy:
Boatswain's Mate; CWO - Special Warfare Combatant-Craft; Commanding Officer, Afloat; Commanding Officer, Afloat (Commander); LCAC Loadmaster; Landing Craft Air Cushion Craftmaster; Officer in Charge, Afloat; Special Warfare Boat Operator; Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman Patrol Officer (SWCC); Tugmaster
Seafaring is not just a career…it’s a lifestyle. Captains, mates and ship pilots spend their days on the water on vessels of all sizes…on inland lakes and rivers, as well as the open sea. The captain is responsible for every aspect of the voyage and vessel. They set course and speed, direct crew members, and ensure that proper procedures are followed, keeping logs and records of the ship's movements and cargo, and supervising the loading and unloading of cargo and passengers. Mates are the captain's "right hand." They manage and train the deck crew, inspect and maintain inventory of equipment and order needed repairs. They stand watch, oversee ship operations and navigation when the captain is not on duty. Pilots are responsible for steering ships in and out of berths, through hazardous conditions and boat traffic. They motor out from harbor as a ship approaches, then climb aboard to take charge and safely berth the ship. Life aboard ship requires that one must be in good physical condition to tolerate the extremes of weather and irregular hours, and to be ready to respond to unexpected danger. Captains and ship pilots are expected to have vocational training or an associate’s degree, while mates often have a high school diploma. All require experience onboard ships. Licensing by the Coast Guard is required for work on ships registered in the U.S. If you can't resist the call of the sea, you might set sail for a nautical career.
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.
Dock or undock vessels, sometimes maneuvering through narrow spaces, such as locks.
Adjust navigation according to weather conditions.
movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Safety and Government
public safety and security
law and government
Engineering and Technology
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
talking to others
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
changing what is done based on other people's actions
understanding people's reactions
listen and understand what people say
communicate by speaking
know where things are around you
imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed
pay attention to something without being distracted
do two or more things at the same time
Ideas and Logic
notice when problems happen
People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Route navigation software
Jeppesen Marine Nobeltec Admiral
Maptech The CAPN
Data base user interface and query software
Log book software
Office suite software
certificate after high school or high school diploma/GED usually needed