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Fishing Vessel Masters and Skippers and Fishermen/women

What they do?

Fishing masters and officers command vessels greater than 100 gross tonnes to catch fish/other marine life. They determine fishing areas, plot courses, and compute navigational positions, steer vessels, and operate navigational instruments to locate catch

Fishing vessel skippers and fishermen/women operate vessels to catch fish/other marine life. They operate gear, direct operations, and supervise crew members. They also estimate operation costs, plan budgets, and establish marketing plans. They may transp

Where they find work?

1. Fishing hunting and trapping - 98.0%

What education do I need?

1. In general, you need a commercial fishing licence.

2. To be a fishing master or officer, you usually need some high school education. You must have one to two years' experience as a fishing vessel deckhand and a fishing master's certificate.

3. To be a captain, you also need one year's service as officer in charge of the watch.

4. To be a fishing vessel skipper or fisherman or woman, you usually need several years' experience as a fishing vessel crew member or helper.

5. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.

High School Subject that will help:

1. Math
2. English
3. Physical Education

What can you expect to make:

The average hourly wages for Fishing Vessel Masters and Skippers and Fishermen/women is $14.79/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the primary industry sector and are below average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at a below-average rate from 2002 to 2004.

Average Wage

Fishing Vessel Masters and Skippers and Fishermen/women wages

Expected Wage by Age

Fishing Vessel Masters and Skippers and Fishermen/women Wage By Age

Unemployment:

17% of Fishing Vessel Masters and Skippers and Fishermen/women are unemployed. This rate is close to the average for technical, professional, and skilled occupations.

Unemployment

Fishing Vessel Masters and Skippers and Fishermen/women Unemployment

Trends in Unemployment

Fishing Vessel Masters and Skippers and Fishermen/women Trends in Unemployment

Current Job Outlook:

The job outlook for Fishing Vessel Masters and Skippers and Fishermen/women is considered Below Average because:

1. Employment grew at an average rate.

2. Hourly wages ($14.79) are below the average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is also below average.

3. The unemployment rate (17%) is above the 2004 average (7%).

Future Job Prospects:

Your job outlook will continue to be Below Average because:

1. The employment growth rate will likely be close to the average.

2. The retirement rate will likely be below average, and the number of retiring workers should not contribute significantly to job openings.

3. The number of job seekers will likely match the number of job openings.

Highest Concetration:

The highest concentrations (per 10,000 people) of are found in Alberta and Prince Edward Island while the lowest concentrations are in New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

Unionization Rate:

The unionization rate (22%) is close to the average (32%) for all occupations.

Useful Experience:

1. Planning

2. Communication skills

3. Supervising

Part Time Workers

Fishing Vessel Masters and Skippers and Fishermen/women Part Time Workers

Part time workers:


3% of Fishing Vessel Masters and Skippers and Fishermen/women are employed only on a part-time basis. There were 20,500 workers employed in these occupations in 2004, a decrease of 1% since 1997.

Age Demographics

Fishing Vessel Masters and Skippers and Fishermen/women Age Demographics

Age Demographics:


The retirement rate to 2009 will likely be below average because of a tendency to retire at an older-than-average age (67).

Self Employed

Fishing Vessel Masters and Skippers and Fishermen/women Self Employed

Self Employed:


Roughly 73% of Fishing Vessel Masters and Skippers and Fishermen/women are self-employed. This is considered Above average for the industry as a whole.

Men vs Women

Fishing Vessel Masters and Skippers and Fishermen/women Men vs Women

Men vs Women:


13% of the individuals employed as Fishing Vessel Masters and Skippers and Fishermen/women are women. Compared to other industries, this is Below average.