James Laurence Pelletier
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598 pages which contain the following types of Commercial Marine information: Introduction, Job Situation in the U.S.A.
Careers / Jobs / Labor / Manpower / Workforce / Reference / Resource / Transportation (water/marine/maritime) Marine Scientific / Marine Environmental / Marine Research and Marine Technology fields
Career & Reference Libraries: maritime, aquatic, and nautical educational institutions; maritime, aquatic, and nautical employment agencies, organizations, associations, foundations, and institutions; junior high school, senior high school, 2 and 4 year college and university libraries; high school and college career counselors; public/memorial libraries
Individuals: maritime career counselors; junior high and senior high school career counselors; maritime career employees wishing to advance in their careers and/or explore new maritime career options; individuals interested in training, certification, and entry-level positions in the current broad and opportunity-laden fields of maritime employment
Shipboard Position Descriptions and Average Salaries: From a general overview to specific details on various positions and salary ranges, this 150-page section, provides an overview of the various opportunities in the marine, aquatic, nautical field of employment with specific details regarding skills, training, experience, and certification requirements for each position. Salary ranges for each position, determined through Pelletiers extensive and comprehensive process of extensive maritime industry experience, contacts and research, are also included. Positions covered are extensive and broad-based. They include, for example, offshore oil and gas positions, jobs in shipbuilding and boat manufacturing, ocean engineering, careers aboard cruise ships, ferries, and yachts, naval architecture, marine surveying and investigation, and scientific careers at sea such as oceanography, geology, geophysics and more. Beyond a presentation of facts and statistics, Pelletier offers important pluses and minuses an aspiring employee might want to consider for various career choices to help one decide if he or she is suited to a specific career path and willing to do what is necessary to secure and maintain a chosen maritime career position.
Marine Techniques Publishing
The Mariners Employment Guide, is the most comprehensive, credible and current resource available for anyone considering a maritime fresh and salt water career and/or advancement within an already established maritime career. “This book should be on the bookshelf of not only every active merchant mariner, but also in the libraries of every high school and every guidance counselors office in the country. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is seeking employment or who is already employed in the merchant marine, says Captain John R. Whiteley, Director of the Inland Waterways Academy at Marshall Community and Technical College, Huntington, West Virginia.
Captain Tuuli Messer-Bookman, Esq., Associate Professor of the Marine Transportation Department of the California Maritime Academy, Vallejo, California, comments, “I referenced an early edition of The Mariners Employment Guide when I was a young cadet, just graduating Kings Point and hungry for a job. Now, twenty years later, I am impressed by the many improvements and enhancements made to this new edition, especially the excellent distillation of STCW and USCG requirements and clear information on career tracks. I have yet to find a more comprehensive or well organized marine employment guide anywhere. This book is an invaluable resource to anyone searching for or even just considering maritime employment. I heartily recommend this text to all maritime training centers, libraries, and high school counselors. As I work primarily with senior cadets at the California Maritime Academy, I will be recommending the Guide to my students as they begin their job searches. In a hats off to Pelletier, she adds, “You have really done an outstanding job and I commend your efforts.
Library of Congress: 97-093955
Book Publisher: Marine Techniques Publishing
No. of Pages: 598
Paper Weight (lb): 60#
Illustrations (B&W): 35
Acid Free Paper: Yes