Details Report for:
53-5021.00 - Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
Command or supervise operations of ships and water vessels, such as tugboats and ferryboats. Required to hold license issued by U.S. Coast Guard.
The occupation code you requested, 53-5021.03 (Pilots, Ship), is no longer in use. In the future, please use 53-5021.00 (Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels) instead.
Sample of reported job titles: Boat Captain, Boat Operator, Captain, Ferry Boat Captain, First Mate, Ship Captain, Ship Pilot, Tugboat Captain, Tugboat Mate, Vessel Master
Tasks | Technology Skills | Tools Used | Knowledge | Skills | Abilities | Work Activities | Detailed Work Activities | Work Context | Job Zone | Credentials | Interests | Work Styles | Work Values | Related Occupations | Wages & Employment | Job Openings | Additional Information
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- Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk Revit
- Data base user interface and query software — KNMI TurboWin; Log book software
- Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook
- Facilities management software — Computerized maintenance management system CMMS
- Office suite software — Microsoft Office
- Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
- Route navigation software — Jeppesen Marine Nobeltec Admiral; Maptech The CAPN; Navigational chart software
- Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
- Word processing software — Microsoft Word
Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.
- Alarm systems — Fire alarm switches; Ship alarm systems
- Anchor chocks — Ship anchor chocks
- Anchor lines — Mooring cables; Mooring chains; Natural fiber mooring ropes; Synthetic mooring ropes
- Anchor rollers — Electric windlasses; Hand capstans; Hydraulic capstans; Hydraulic windlasses (see all 5 examples)
- Anemometers — Wind gauges
- Bench vises — Workshop vises
- Binoculars — Surveillance binoculars
- Blocks or pulleys — Sheave blocks
- Bolt cutters
- Bridge cranes — Electric deck cranes; Grabbing cranes; Hydraulic deck cranes
- Cargo or container ships — Bulk carriers; Container ships
- Centrifugal pumps — Centrifugal cargo pumps
- Cinch rescue loops — Rescue slings
- Claw hammer — Claw hammers
- Compasses — Dividers
- Cruise ships
- Depth gauges — Echo sounders; Sounding rods; Sounding tapes
- Desktop computers
- Direction finding compasses — Magnetic compasses; Navigational compasses
- Emergency medical services first aid kits — First aid kits
- Fall protection lanyard — Safety lanyards
- Fire extinguishers — Portable carbon dioxide fire extinguishers; Portable dry chemical fire extinguishers; Portable water fire extinguishers
- Fire pump sets — Emergency fire pumps
- Fire retardant apparel — Firefighting suits
- Fire suppression system — Carbon dioxide CO2 fire extinguishing systems; Carbon dioxide CO2 flooding systems; Foam fire extinguishing systems
- Flares — Pyrotechnic distress signals
- Gas generators — Emergency generators
- Gear pumps
- Gyroscopic instruments — Gyrocompasses
- Hoists — Cargo derricks; Chain cargo falls; Magnet hoists
- Insulated clothing for cold environments — Thermal protective aids TPA
- Insulated or flotation suits — Immersion suits
- Ladders — Pilot ladders
- Life rings — Life buoys
- Life vests or preservers — Life jackets; Life vests
- Lifeboats or liferafts — Life rafts; Totally enclosed motor propelled survival craft TEMPSC
- Lifts — Lifeboat davits
- Loading equipment — Container lift trucks; Lifting spreaders
- Locking pliers — Locking jaw pliers
- Manlift or personnel lift — Mechanical pilot hoists
- Marine craft communications systems — Ship-to-shore radios; Ultra high frequency UHF radiotelephone systems; Very high frequency VHF radiotelephone systems; Voice pipes (see all 6 examples)
- Marine signaling systems — Semaphores; Signal flags; Signal light controls; Signal lights (see all 5 examples)
- Notebook computers — Laptop computers
- Open end wrenches — Crescent wrenches
- Passenger or automobile ferries — Ferries
- Personal computers
- Pipe wrenches
- Plotter printers — Parallel plotters
- Punches or nail sets or drifts — Hand punches
- Radarbased surveillance systems — Shipboard radar
- Radio navigation instruments — Radio direction finders RDF
- Rope float lines — Line throwing appliances
- Rotary pumps — Rotary displacement pumps
- Safety glasses
- Safety harnesses or belts — Safety belts; Safety harnesses
- Safety helmets
- Screw Pumps — Screw displacement pumps
- Sharpening stones or tools or kits — Sharpening steels
- Slings — Lifting slings
- Sonars — Fathometer sonar equipment
- Spanner wrenches
- Straight edges — Parallel rules
- Tankers — Chemical tankers; Oil tanker ships
- Telegraph sounders — Electric telegraphs; Mechanical telegraphs
- Triangles — Drafting triangles
- Tug boats — Tugboats
- Two way radios
- Vehicle navigation systems — Automatic radar plotting aids ARPA; Dynamic positioning DP systems; Steering control systems; Voyage management systems VMS (see all 8 examples)
- Vehicular global positioning system GPS — Differential global positioning satellite DGPS positioning systems; Differential global positioning systems DGPS; Global positioning systems GPS
- Winches — Electric mooring winches; Manual winches; Mooring winches; Steam winches (see all 5 examples)
- Choose optimal transportation routes or speeds.
- Direct passenger or freight transport activities.
- Read maps to determine routes.
- Operate ships or other watercraft.
- Operate communications equipment or systems.
- Monitor surroundings to detect potential hazards.
- Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
- Monitor equipment gauges or displays to ensure proper operation.
- Signal others to coordinate vehicle movement.
- Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards.
- Assist others during emergencies.
- Measure the level or depth of water or other liquids.
- Communicate with others to coordinate material handling or movement.
- Maintain watercraft engines or machinery.
- Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
- Monitor work environment to ensure safety or adherence to specifications.
- Record operational details of travel.
- Determine geographic coordinates.
- Maintain professional knowledge or certifications.
- Direct maintenance or repair activities.
- Direct material handling or moving activities.
- Arrange maintenance activities.
- Acquire supplies or equipment.
- Recommend personnel decisions or human resources activities.
- Provide safety training.
|Title||Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed|
|Education||Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.|
|Related Experience||Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.|
|Job Training||Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.|
|Job Zone Examples||These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include hydroelectric production managers, travel guides, electricians, agricultural technicians, barbers, court reporters, and medical assistants.|
|SVP Range||(6.0 to < 7.0)|
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|33-1021.00||First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers Bright Outlook|
|47-1011.00||First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers|
|49-9012.00||Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door|
|49-9051.00||Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers|
|51-8092.00||Gas Plant Operators|
|53-2022.00||Airfield Operations Specialists|
|53-6051.07||Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation|
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2019)||$34.78 hourly, $72,340 annual|
|Employment (2019)||38,900 employees|
|Projected growth (2019-2029)||Little or no change|
|Projected job openings (2019-2029)||3,300|
|Top industries (2019)||
Transportation and Warehousing (67% employed in this sector)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 wage data and 2019-2029 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2019-2029). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.
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