Ship Master Career

*A job as a Ship Master falls under the broader career category of Ship and Boat Captains. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category but may not specifically apply to this career title.

Job Description for Ship and Boat Captains : Command vessels in oceans, bays, lakes, rivers, or coastal waters.


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Ship and Boat Captain Career

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Required Education



Post-Secondary Certificate usually needed for this career