Command vessels in oceans, bays, lakes, rivers, or coastal waters.
Boat Captain, Boat Operator, Captain, Charter Boat Captain, Ferry Boat Captain, Ferry Captain, Harbor Tug Captain, Master, Port Captain, Relief Captain, Ship Captain, Tow Boat Captain, Tug Boat Captain, Tug Captain, Tugboat Captain, Vessel Captain, Vessel Master
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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