Command ships to steer them into and out of harbors, estuaries, straits, or sounds, or on rivers, lakes, or bays. Must be licensed by U.S. Coast Guard with limitations indicating class and tonnage of vessels for which license is valid and route and waters that may be piloted.
Bar Pilot, Boat Pilot, Docking Pilot, Harbor Pilot, Marine Pilot, Maritime Pilot, Pilot, Relief Docking Master, River Pilot, Ship Pilot, State Pilot, Towboat Pilot
Employment of Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.
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