I am a 23 year old college student wanting to become a mariner after I graduate in 2 years. I looked into the US Maritime Academy, but they only accept applicants younger than 25 years old (I will be 26 when i graduate with a nursing degree).
Are there maritime opportunities for college graduates over the age of 25? If so, where can I start looking?
Any help would be appreciated Thanks!
**As a side note, my interest in maritime was sparked by meeting a group of guys who graduated from the academy. They claimed it was a great opportunity to travel, learn new skills, gain leadership experience, and get paid for commitments that lasted only one year or so. Does this sound right?