- Maintain desired courses, using compasses or electronic navigational aids.
- Follow safety procedures to ensure the protection of passengers, cargo, and vessels.
- Operate engine throttles and steering mechanisms to guide boats on desired courses.
- Direct safety operations in emergency situations.
- Issue directions for loading, unloading, and seating in boats.
- Secure boats to docks with mooring lines, and cast off lines to enable departure.
- Maintain equipment such as range markers, fire extinguishers, boat fenders, lines, pumps, and fittings.
- Report any observed navigational hazards to authorities.
- Service motors by performing tasks such as changing oil and lubricating parts.
- Arrange repairs, fuel, and supplies for vessels.
- Organize and direct the activities of crew members.
- Tow, push, or guide other boats, barges, logs, or rafts.
- Clean boats and repair hulls and superstructures, using hand tools, paint, and brushes.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™; US Department of Labor (BLS); Virginia Workforce Connection.
Projections Quick View:
National: + 6.4%
Two: Some Preparation Needed
Moderately High ($36,000 - $49,999)