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Nautical: Career and Education Opportunities in Florida

Nautical: It is often the case that the best way to move people and freight is on the waterways and Nautical Transportation workers specialize in exactly this. From ship captains to lock tenders, these workers keep the ships moving on our waterways.

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Florida has a population of 18,537,969, which has grown by 15.99% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Sunshine State," its capital is Tallahassee, though its biggest city is Jacksonville. In 2008, there were a total of 10,424,100 jobs in Florida. The average annual income was $39,064 in 2008, up from $39,036 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Florida was 10.5% in 2009, which has grown by 4.2% since the previous year. About 22.3% of Florida residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Florida include employment services, professional employer organizations, and water transportation. Notable tourist destinations include the Fish Mania, the Mike S Aquatics, and the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.


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Ship Pilot

Ship Pilots command ships to steer them into and out of harbors, estuaries, and sounds, and on rivers, lakes, and bays. Ship Pilots need to run the operations of equipment, machinery and systems. They also need to respond to the actions of other and coordinate activities with them.
Ship's Captain

Ship's Captains command vessels in oceans, bays, and coastal waters. Ship's Captains need to run the operations of equipment, machinery and systems. They also need to evaluate and judge the efficacy of solutions.