Merchant Mariner

As a Merchant Mariner, you are a civilian sailor who serves as an officer or crew member aboard civilian and non-combatant, government-owned ships. Your responsibilities while at sea span from navigation/operating a ship’s engines, to electronics, communications and providing food for a ship’s crew.

The associations listed below represent organizations made up of people (members) who work and promote advancement in the field.  Associations provide opportunities to network, develop professional relationships, learn more about a field’s trends and directions, and many even provide job postings.

If you think you are interested in a career as a Merchant Mariner, there are programs at technical, community, and public and private colleges to help you prepare for this line of work.  Use the College Search Tool to begin your discovery.  Enter the keyword ‘maritime’ into the search field.