The marine industry is made up of all businesses which relate to the transportation of goods and people over major waterways, including cargo ships, cruise lines, ferries, shipbuilders, military operations and more. Whether you are interested in a career in shipbuilding and repair, port operations or shore-based positions, the marine industry provides high-paying jobs, career advancement, travel and adventure. All marine careers share a similar focus on good judgement, critical thinking, and problem sensitivity.
You can begin your career in the industry by enrolling in a training program, getting an entry-level job, or joining a registered apprenticeship program. There is ample opportunity or advancement through additional training, specializing in a particular niche within the industry, earning credentials, or gaining more experience on the job. The Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County has a junior membership program, additional resources, and opportunities for community involvement that can provide a wealth of information on careers in the marine industry.