I’ve recently been made aware of an industry that veterans may find appealing to those who are looking for what may be exciting, fulfilling (yet sometimes dangerous) work.
(The following info comes from The Maritime Injury Guide Website)
The maritime industry seems to be an excellent fit for many veterans, and even those currently enlisted who are looking for a way to continue to use what they’re learning. While serving our country is an admirable occupation, many veterans are left wondering how and where to apply their skills once they leave the military.
Many veterans are prime candidates for the maritime industry. With their time spent being part of a team coupled with specialized experience in certain job functions that can be applied in the maritime field, there are several opportunities that are a good fit for veterans.
Veteran Skills Matched With Maritime Work
Although there are quite a few differences in merchant marine vessels and military vessels–such as most merchant marine vessels being privately owned–there are also similarities. For example, many of the laws governing merchant marine vessels are enforced by the United States Coast Guard.
Jobs aboard merchant marine vessels are similar to the occupations veterans performed while in service, such as engineering, deck work, and even steward work.
There is a wide array of jobs in the maritime field that are possibly perfect matches for veterans. For example, many veterans have experience with transportation and would be an excellent asset in the maritime industry’s transportation network. Other job matches for veterans include:
• Subsea Operations
• Crane and Cargo
• Repair and Maintenance
There Are Risks That Veterans Should Be Aware Of
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, commercial fishing and jobs related to commercial fishing were the third deadliest job in 2012. In fact, there were 32 fatalities in commercial fishing alone in 2012. The statistics shouldn’t dissuade veterans from working in the maritime industry, but instead give a realistic picture of the risks involved in maritime work.
In order to avoid injuries, veterans should understand the reasons that accidents and injuries, and take as much precaution as possible. To learn more about the job options for veterans:
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