Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels (53-5021)
Occupation description: Command or supervise operations of ships and water vessels, such as tugboats and ferryboats. Required to hold license issued by U.S. Coast Guard. Excludes Motorboat Operators (53-5022).
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Labor Force Indicators
|2016 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2016 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||88
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||78
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||166
|2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
|Number of registrants
|Number of job position postings
|Ratio of registrants to job position postings
Alaska Licensing Information
Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Postsecondary non-degree award
||Work experience: Less than 5 years
||On-the-job training: None