Ship & Boat Captains


Command vessels in oceans, bays, lakes, rivers, or coastal waters.
Also called: Boat Captain, Captain, Tug Captain, Tugboat Captain

Knowledge:

    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
    Business
  • management

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Spatial
  • know where things are around you
  • imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Attention to Detail
  • Independence

Technology:

    Route navigation software
  • Jeppesen Marine Nobeltec Admiral
  • Maptech The CAPN
    Data base user interface and query software
  • KNMI TurboWin
  • Log book software
    Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education:

    certificate after high school
    high school diploma/GED
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