Career Outlook for Mates- Ship, Boat, and Barge

Also known as:  Barge Captain, Barge Master, Boat Pilot, Car Ferry Captain, Car Ferry Master, Coastal Tug Mate, Deck Officer, Docking Pilot, Ferry Boat Captain, Ferry Captain
The overall job outlook for Ship, Boat, or Barge Mate careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 16.19 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 2.70 percent per year. Demand for Mates- Ship, Boat, and Barge is expected to go up, with an expected 9,520 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 4.06 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Mates- Ship, Boat, and Barge in the following states
Louisiana 7,440
Texas 2,890
Florida 2,870
Virginia 1,780
New York 1,650
California 1,150
Washington 1,120
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Mates- Ship, Boat, and Barge
New Hampshire 50
Guam 50
Minnesota 50
Delaware 60
Rhode Island 80
Iowa 100
Virgin Islands 110