Popular Careers

Career Development

Career development resources for aspiring professionals.

Career Change Center

Career change guides, tutorials and resources for professionals in transition.

Job Search Resources

Job search resources, websites, guides and directories for job seekers.

Nautical: Career and Education Opportunities in Mississippi

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.

Mississippi photo by Nathan Culpepper

Mississippi has a population of 2,951,996, which has grown by 3.77% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Magnolia State," Mississippi's capital and biggest city is Jackson. In 2008, there were a total of 1,558,262 jobs in Mississippi. The average annual income was $30,383 in 2008, up from $29,542 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Mississippi was 9.6% in 2009, which has grown by 2.8% since the previous year. About 16.9% of Mississippi residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Mississippi include furniture product manufacturing, household furniture cabinet manufacturing, and household furniture manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Audubon Society Jackson Chapter, the Manship House Museum, and the Glory of Baroque Dresden Exhibition.


Featured Online Colleges

Everest University
Liberty University
American InterContinental University Online


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.