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Sailors and Marine Oilers

Stand watch to look for obstructions in path of vessel, measure water depth, turn wheel on bridge, or use emergency equipment as directed by captain, mate, or pilot. Break out, rig, overhaul, and store cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear. Perform a variety of maintenance tasks to preserve the painted surface of the ship and to maintain line and ship equipment. Must hold government-issued certification and tankerman certification when working aboard liquid-carrying vessels. Includes able seamen and ordinary seamen. 

Employment Outlook
Growth Rate Click for more information on Growth rate 0.9%
Openings Per Year Click for more information on Employment outlook 643
Median Hourly Click for more information on Entry Level Wage $24.19 per hour
Average Click for more information on Average Wage $49,000 per year
Education Needed Click for more information on Education needed These occupations usually require a high school diploma. 
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