Career Outlook for Sailors and Marine Oilers

Also known as:  Able Seaman, Deck Cadet, Deck Hand, Deckhand, Merchant Mariner, Merchant Seaman, Ordinary Seaman, Sailor, Vessel Ordinary Seaman
The overall job outlook for Sailor or Marine Oiler careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 14.91 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 2.48 percent per year. Demand for Sailors and Marine Oilers is expected to go up, with an expected 5,020 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 1.98 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Sailors and Marine Oilers in the following states
Louisiana 7,050
Texas 3,260
Virginia 2,710
Florida 2,600
Washington 1,560
New York 1,560
California 1,330
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Sailors and Marine Oilers
Delaware 30
Wisconsin 60
Iowa 60
Puerto Rico 90
South Carolina 100
Virgin Islands 110
Rhode Island 130