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What is the maritime industry?

The maritime industry provides thousands of people in the Puget Sound area with not just jobs, but with high-skill, high-paying careers.

And these careers don't just include sea-based positions; the maritime industry employs countless land-based workers as well.

The maritime industry is made up of all businesses which relate to the transportation of goods and people over major waterways, including cargo shippers, cruise lines, ferries, shipbuilders, military operations and more.

The purpose of this website is to provide information that will encourage you to consider a career in this rewarding, growing field.

But maritime jobs are not for everyone. On this site, you may explore the unique lifestyle and particular skills often required in this industry. Or, check out the stories from the field and interviews for tips from industry experts.

And there's more:

My Career Path
Includes information on how to choose a maritime career and the paths to take to get there. Learn more...

Training & Education
Describes various educational opportunities for mariners and future mariners in the Puget Sound area. Learn more...

Find a Job
Provides hiring trends and wage information, interview tips and job links. Learn more...

Also check out:

Stories from the Field
Maritime Links