I am 42, and having to start a new career. Obummer’s war on coal has put another working man out of work. I’ll be relocating from Wyoming to Texas shortly and very interested in a maritime career. I have done some internet searches, how I found this place, and I find that this business is difficult to get into. Thought I would pose a few questions to the masses and see how it goes…
- If I go through all of these licensing requirements, is there work?
- Being completely unfamiliar with the process, would a consultant, approx $1500, be worth the investment?
- Being brand new to the industry, what is a good goal, ie able body/deck/etc, to set for my self for starting out?
- Please pass along and pitfalls you encountered during your process, so I might side step them.