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Career and Education Opportunities for Ship's Captains in Mississippi

Mississippi has a population of 2,951,996, which has grown by 3.77% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Magnolia State," Mississippi's capital and most populous city is Jackson.

Currently, 300 people work as ship's captains in Mississippi. This is expected to grow by 12% to 330 people by 2016. This is not quite as good as the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for ship's captains are expected to grow by about 17.3%. Ship's captains generally command vessels in oceans, bays, and coastal waters.

Ship's captains earn approximately $28 per hour or $58,440 yearly on average in Mississippi. Nationally they average about $29 per hour or $61,960 per year. Compared with people working in the overall category of Nautical, people working as ship's captains in Mississippi earn more. They earn more than people working in the overall category of Nautical nationally.

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 preceding 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 Glory of Baroque Dresden Exhibition, the Audubon Society Jackson Chapter, and the Medgar Evers Museum.

CITIES WITH Ship's Captain OPPORTUNITIES IN Mississippi


JOB DESCRIPTION: Ship's Captain

Ship's Captain video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, ship's captains command vessels in oceans, bays, and coastal waters.

Every day, ship's captains are expected to be able to understand events and object details at a distance. They need to articulate ideas and problems. It is also important that they evaluate problems as they arise.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Mississippi include:

  • Ship Pilot. Command ships to steer them into and out of harbors, estuaries, and sounds, and on rivers, lakes, and bays. Must be licensed by U.S. Coast Guard with limitations indicating class and tonnage of vessels for which license is valid and route and waters that may be piloted.
  • Truck Driver. Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 GVW, to transport and deliver goods, livestock, or materials in liquid, loose, or packaged form. May be required to unload truck. May require use of automated routing equipment. Requires commercial drivers' license.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Mississippi

Mississippi
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.