Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians

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What do they do?

Repair and adjust electrical and mechanical equipment of inboard or inboard-outboard boat engines.

Also known as:

Boat Mechanic, Boat Motor Mechanic, Boat Rigger, Marine Mechanic, Marine Propulsion Technician, Marine Technician, Mechanic, Outboard Motor Mechanic, Outboard Technician, Service Technician

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 5%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #56 in job growth rate
  • 60

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #31 in net job growth

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (1%)
  • Master's degree (0.6%)
  • Bachelor's degree (3.9%)
  • Associate's degree (9.7%)
  • Some college, no degree (27%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (44.2%)
  • Less than high school diploma (13.6%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Operations Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Observe equipment in operation to detect potential problems.
  • Document test results.
  • Position equipment using hand tools, power tools, or heavy equipment.
  • Repair defective engines or engine components.
  • Service vehicles to maintain functionality.
  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
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