How difficult is it to find a Merchant Marine Job after service?

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  1. Saul

    Saul Member

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    If i attended the USMMA, than commissioned as an officer, whenever i came out of the service, how difficult would it be to find a job as a merchant marine (deck license)?
     
  2. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Depends on if you kept your license current or not. If you have a license that is current and all your other certificates (STCW, GMDSS, etc) are current it will be similar to anyone else who is coming in as a new applicant to one of the unions or company jobs.

    If shipping is down, it might be harder. If shipping is up it won't be hard at all.
     
  3. twopotato

    twopotato New Member

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    I'm the owner of a shipping company in the US. I can tell you, without a doubt, if you have a current license - deck or engineer - and you want to sail, you will not have a problem finding a job.
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    The officers who come out of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, or many of the state maritime academies will have no problem finding work, and a very fine pay check.
     

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