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Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
(SOC Code : 53-5021)
in California

Command or supervise operations of ships and water vessels, such as tugboats and ferryboats, that travel into and out of harbors, estuaries, straits, and sounds and on rivers, lakes, bays, and oceans. Required to hold license issued by U.S. Coast Guard. Exclude "Motorboat Operators" (53-5022).

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$37.19$17.35$29.86$48.14

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 20202,2002,70050022.7130

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
For-Hire Operator`s LicenseDepartment of Parks and Recreation
Division of Boating and Waterways
Yacht and Ship Broker Licensing Unit
www.dbw.ca.gov

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Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Support Activities for Water Transport 34819.1%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Steer and operate vessels, using radios, depth finders, radars, lights, buoys, or lighthouses.
Compute positions, set courses, and determine speeds, using charts, area plotting sheets, compasses, sextants, and knowledge of local conditions.
Inspect vessels to ensure efficient and safe operation of vessels and equipment and conformance to regulations.
Measure depths of water, using depth-measuring equipment.
Direct or coordinate crew members or workers performing activities such as loading or unloading cargo, steering vessels, operating engines, or operating, maintaining, or repairing ship equipment.
Monitor the loading or discharging of cargo or passengers.
Maintain boats or equipment on board, such as engines, winches, navigational systems, fire extinguishers, or life preservers.
Signal passing vessels, using whistles, flashing lights, flags, or radios.
Calculate sightings of land, using electronic sounding devices and following contour lines on charts.
Signal crew members or deckhands to rig tow lines, open or close gates or ramps, or pull guard chains across entries.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Far Vision - The ability to see details at a distance.
Depth Perception - The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Spatial Orientation - The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
Selective Attention - The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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Alternate Titles
Captains: Barge Captains; Charter Boat Captains; Ferry Boat Captains; Masters; Relief Captains; Ship Captains; Tugboat Captains Mates: Barge Mates; Cargo Mates; Chief Mates; Deck Officers; First Mates; Second Mates; Third Mates; Training Mates; Tugboat Mates; Vessel Masters Pilots: Bar Pilots; Docking Pilots; Harbor Pilots; Marine Pilots; River Pilots; Ship Pilots; Towboat Pilots
 
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