The Increasing Need of Seafarers Determines Perspective Career in Maritime Industry
The maritime industry is one of the biggest industries globally and employs a considerable number of seafarers. There is a need for more qualified ships’ officers to meet the skills required by international shipping companies (ISC, 2019).
Shipping is an ideal occupation for young people seeking something perspective, exciting and different to just working in an office, which in the long run will also lead to an enjoyable and well paid executive career in a major international industry. These jobs have attracted the youth for decades because of their exciting career opportunities and financial stability.
Career oportunities. Ships’ officers hold internationally recognised qualifications meeting standards, so most officers are qualified to work for the thousands of international shipping companies located all around the world. Ships’ officers enjoy considerable responsibility from the start of their careers. They ensure the safety of their ships and their cargoes, the lives of their shipmates and the protection of the marine environment. Within 10 years it is possible to qualify as a Captain or Chief Engineer with total responsibility for the operation of a ship and the management and safety of its crew. Qualifications and experience gained at sea are also readily transferable to other industries outside merchant shipping. Career opportunities extend to thousands of shore-based management jobs, which require people with seagoing experience.
High Salary. Wages earned by seafarers are normally above similar professions ashore. Ships’ officers working on internationally trading ships are amongst the very highest paid in their countries. Although shipping gives the chance of global travel!
You can start your seaferers‘ career in prestiqious and quality maritime academy in Lithuania.
Lithuanian Maritime Academy (LMA) is a public institution of higher education training highly qualified seafarers and universal specialists for the Maritime Industry.
- highly qualified lecturers;
- modern learning base;
- training using newly instaled simmulators;
- strong partnerships with international maritime organizations;
- exchange mobility opportunity to more than 40 universities;
- opportunity to live and study in one of the most beautiful Port Town in Europe.
Phone: +370 699 112 45
Source – Lithuanian Maritime Academy (LMA)