If you want to be a captain, you are in luck. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there should be a fifteen percent growth in water vessel occupations within the next ten years. Where will the jobs be? They will most likely be within the tourism and transportation industries. As the economy and tourism recover and the government looks to create more green solutions for transportation, operators of water vessels will be in higher demand. That means those with a captain's license or master captain's license may be able to find work very easily in the near future.
If you are thinking about a career in the water, here's more incentive for you to run and get your captain's license today; you can make over six figures as a charter boat captain. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median income for a charter boat captain was over sixty thousand dollars a year. However, those who live in high traffic areas like Florida could make over one hundred thousand dollars a year easily.
Each day, many people rely on a ferry service to get to their jobs and homes. For example, the Staten Island Ferry transports over twenty million people from Staten Island to New York City each year. In some water dense areas like Venice or Canada, ferries make many stops and are sometimes called water taxis. Ferries are popular connectors because they are much cheaper to create and maintain than bridges and tunnels.
Here a few of the classics out there that will take you right on the water without leaving your home. If you are pursuing your captains license or just want to read a great story about man’s interaction with the sea, you can’t go wrong with these three.
If you ever find yourself out on the water and in need of assistance because you ran out of fuel or experienced a mechanical failure, you will most likely need the help of a towing vessel. Becoming the captain of a towing vessel can be very lucrative commercially, but in order to legally accept any compensation for towing assistance, you must have a USCG certified endorsement granting you the ability to tow. A towing endorsement not only helps you financially but makes you more marketable as a boat captain. You will have additional specialized experience that others don’t and will be an asset on any vessel.
Just as there are persistent hot places around the world, there are persistent cold places. The cold air alone can be deadly but when the air is moving if feels much colder. The wind chill is the effect of the wind on people and animals. The wind chill temperature is based on the rate of heat loss from exposed skin caused by wind and cold and is to give you an approximation of how cold the air feels on your body.