The captain of a ship is responsible for every aspect of a ship's voyage - determining the course and speed of the ship, supervising the crew members on the ship, and making sure the ship's maintenance is up to date. Make sure to use the search box to find Ben's video!
A license or certificate is needed to be a boat captain. This may require that one attend school and have a certain amount of previous experience on a boat. A four-year bachelor's degree in a maritime-related field may be required to obtain this position on larger ships.
Overall employment of water transportation workers is projected to show little or no change from 2019 to 2029.
Water transportation workers usually work for long periods and can be exposed to all kinds of weather.