Hello! I’ve been placing a career as a deck officer aboard deep-sea vessels as my future, but as I’m going through some of these posts, I’m growing concerned. A lot of people are saying the industry is over saturated and finding a job even for experienced sailors is tough and only bound to get worse.
The reason I want to go with a maritime career is for the adventure it provides, even if you’re only in port for a few hours nowadays. I’m excited at the sizable amount of time off you get that will allow me to travel and the fact that you can live pretty much anywhere. Last week I applied to several maritime academies. With the highest SAT in our school and a very strong resume and background, I could have went to some of the top schools but the life of a merchant mariner has drawn me more than any other career.
Are these rumors true?