I just was hoping for clarity or any misconceptions done away with from all the research I’ve doing.
Trying to switch careers into something more pleasing and difficult (challenging might be a better, more positive word), and I’ve always had my nose shoved into odd interests and for some reason the engine room of a boat is one of them? I mean a sea-life in general is an amazing prospect but I feel the engine department better suits my tastes but…
I am with an utter and complete lack of experience, other than jumping on my mates sailboat anytime we get the itch to do so, that’s… really about it. But I understand that while it may be a tad more a trial it’s entirely possible for me to wiggle my way into a career.
It’s just trying to wrap my head around everything.
So. Basically. TWIC (already obtained) and MMD(MMC? same thing? waiting on drug test appointment as well) aside… From there it’s just sea-time in the appropriate area and climb up, clawing and kicking, essentially? I rather not accumulate sea-time from IN CLASS work, because for some reason that feels cheaty (and I have far too much energy to tolerate sitting still), but I do plan on eventually taking a few courses to help along the way, but for knowledgeable purposes only so I don’t utterly fail at my tasks and put people and equipment at risk.
Is that about right? Or is there something I may be missing? Is it TWIC > MMD > then just finding a job as a wiper? Or should I at least start off with like a FOWT course then throw myself at people?