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    Hello all,

    So, after much thought, I have decided what I will do. As some of you might recall, I am doing electrical engineering right now. Well, it turns out that I am actually doing good right now. So, I decided that I will continue with electrical if I pass my first year.

    But meanwhile, I stumbled across this college website which is not that far from my city and offers a course in marine navigation and marine engineering technology.

    First, I thought that jobs on ships must be exciting but later on after research, I came to following conclusions:

    Advantages of marine jobs:
    . Travelling around the World.
    . High Pay.
    . Good demand in future.
    . Can work from any country in the World for most companies.
    . Marine engineers may work as mechanical engineers.
    . Work shifts are not that long.

    Disadvantages of marine jobs:
    . More hazards in Work Place (dirtiness, ship hazards, natural hazards).
    . You work on contract basis.
    . Demand is good but competition is also strong.
    . You are away from home any where from 2-6 months at a time.
    . After contract of usually six months end, you become unemployed again.
    . Deck officers (pilots of ships) have limited work oppurtunities in other industries.

    So, I am undecided on this choice as an alternative and since I am doing good right now, I have not thought very rigourisly about it. What is your opinion of jobs of deck officers and marine engineers? Which is better though, deck officer or marine engineer?
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    This reminds me of that childhood joke where you hold the end of your tongue and say "My dad works on ships and picks up ashes."
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