Opportunities in Marine Science and Maritime Careers, revised edition

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 4/18/2006
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Discusses the history of marine science and maritime-related careers, including marine scientist, aquarist, cruise ship director, commercial diver, and naval officer; the required qualifications and education; and job opportunities.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xvii
Introduction xxi
Aquaria-Related Careers
Typical careers. Aquaria and oceanaria.
Cruise Ship Careers
Requirements. Careers. Getting started. Ship lines.
Oceanography and the Marine Sciences
Typical careers. Requirements. Job outlook. Sea Grant programs.
Educators. Administrators. Researchers. Management positions. Aquaculture positions. Job outlook. Sources of additional information.
Commercial Diving
Specific jobs. Undersea submersible diving. Schools.
Maritime Transportation
Portside opportunities. Ships and shipping. Oceangoing opportunities. Education and training. Oceangoing working conditions. Merchant marine officers. Inland maritime careers. Developing your skills.
Naval architects. Marine engineers. Skilled crafts.
Military Careers Afloat
United States Navy. Enlisted personnel. The naval officer. United States Coast Guard.
Miscellaneous Marine Science and Maritime Careers
Marine technicians. Nautical archaeologists. Ship restorers. Maritime museum careers. Pilots. Women afloat. Admiralty law. Bait and fishing shop owners and employees. Baitfish catchers. Marine insurance careers. Seafood processing and marketing careers. Academic careers.
Getting Your Feet Wet
Precareer experiences. Sea Cadets. Sea Explorers. Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps. The Girl Scouts.
Appendix: Maritime Museums 177(12)
Recommended Reading 189

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