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Nautical: Career and Education Opportunities in Washington

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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Washington photo by Kelvin Kay

Washington has a population of 6,664,195, which has grown by 13.07% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Evergreen State," its capital is Olympia, though its largest city is Seattle. In 2008, there were a total of 4,012,270 jobs in Washington. The average annual income was $42,747 in 2008, up from $41,919 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Washington was 8.9% in 2009, which has grown by 3.5% since the previous year. About 27.7% of Washington residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Washington include software publishers, offices of dentists, and overhead traveling crane, hoist, and monorail system manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Birthplace of Seattle Log House Museum, the History House, and the Boeing and Eames IMAX Theatres.

CITIES WITH Nautical OPPORTUNITIES IN Washington


Featured Online Colleges

Everest University
Liberty University
American InterContinental University Online

CAREERS WITHIN Nautical

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.