Over 40 and regretting I didn’t pursue the maritime career that I wanted when I was younger. What I would like to do now is go to a maritime academy for engineering officer license… but not until my kids are older. would it be realistic to enter the workforce as an engineering officer at the age of, say, 53? I gotta get out this cubicle someday.
About me: I’m prior navy. I have degrees in physics and math. I once was a summer research fellow at the univ of rhode island’s grad school of oceanography. And I once was a volunteer scientist for NOAA on a merchant vessel, collecting data on the gulf stream. So I have a pretty good idea of life at sea. But I’ve been a computer geek for most of my working life. I am red-green color blind, so that rules out deck officer but I’m ok for engineering, correct?
Also, I’d be happy to hear any suggestions for maritime careers other than ship officers.