How To Become A Harbor Pilot – Here’s What You Need To Know

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A Collection or Resources For Becoming A Harbor Pilot

How To Become A Harbor Pilot

This page contains a collection of web pages I have selected to give you an overall understanding of a career as a harbor pilot, but first, a few brief points to consider.

If you enjoy work near the water, enjoy boating and being around ships, working in a fast-paced environment, and like important jobs with a lot of responsibilities, then a harbor pilot is a career option you can look into.

As a Harbor pilot, you will guide large ships through dangerous and congested areas. You will need to be knowledgeable of port operations and surrounding areas to ensure ships navigate safely through the area. A slight error in judgment can cause a lot of damage and put the people’s lives in danger.

Naturally, with changes in water levels, and weather conditions will make this job more demanding. You need to be focused on what you’re doing because as mentioned, you can’t make mistakes.

With any job you’re considering that you are unfamiliar with, find out if you can shadow someone already working in the field that can give you the experience of what’s like to work in this career.

If you can’t shadow anyone, an interview with someone with experience will also give you the chance to get an inside view of what the career is like.

Have a look at the unique collection of resources I have selected for this post below.

Sections Included In This Post:

  • How To Become A Harbor Pilot
  • Harbor Pilot Career Overview
  • What To Know Before Becoming a Harbor Pilot
  • A Day in the Life of A Harbor Pilot
  • Traits of A Good Harbor Pilot
  • Trends & Statistics Related To Harbor Pilots
  • Salary For A Harbor Pilot
  • Education – Schools and Certification
  • Getting The Job
  • Associations
  • Harbor Pilot FAQ
  • Tools For A Harbor Pilot
  • Glossary and Terms Related To Harbor Pilots
  • Harbor Pilot Quotes
  • Industry Related Trade Publications
  • Harbor Pilots To Follow Online
  • TV Shows and Movies Related To  Harbor Pilots
  • Harbor Pilot Job Opportunities
  • Self Employment Ideas Related To Harbor Pilots
  • Courses Related To Harbor Pilots
  • Books Related to Harbor Pilots
  • The Latest about Harbor Pilots
  • Tweets Related To Harbor Pilots
  • Videos Related To Harbor Pilots

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How To Become A Harbor Pilot

How To Become A Marine Pilot?

Our advice on how to become a successful Marine Pilot

Port Everglades Pilots Association – How to Beome a Harbor Pilot

Become a Ship Captain and Marine Pilot – Careers – The College Board

How To Get A Job As A Harbor Pilot

This Video Will Make You Want to Become a Houston Harbor Pilot – gCaptain

What does a Ship Pilot Do and How to Become a Ship Maritime Pilot

Harbor Pilot Career Overview

This section offers an overview of what you can expect from this career. Spend some time on the resources to get an overview of what to anticipate, including information on getting your degree and what to expect once you graduate.

What are harbor pilots? | CruiseHabit

Do You Have What It Takes To Be a Harbor Pilot? – Women Offshore

Ship Pilots: Know It All In 1 Minute

Maritime Pilot and His Duties

Being A Ship Pilot: What You Really Do

What To Know Before Becoming a Harbor Pilot

This section offers tips and insights for issues you should know about before investing time and money to get into this career. A lot of the tips come from people who have experience and reveal the issues they have experienced. Look at the resources I found interesting for this section.

The lucrative, dangerous job of being a harbor pilot – Business – The Palm Beach Post – West Palm Beach, FL

A Day in the Life of A Harbor Pilot

In this section, people share their work experiences. You can get an overview of what your life could be like if you decide to pursue this career.

Keep in mind that everyone’s experience differs. But it’s always good to get different points of view that may reveal issues you haven’t considered.

Have a look at the resources I have selected that offer an overview of what your day may be like if you choose this career.

The Life of a Marine Pilot – Northwest Travel Magazine

A Day In The Life of Ship Pilots

Day in a life of a marine pilot – British Columbia Coast Pilots Ltd.

Traits of A Good Harbor Pilot

This section offers the traits associated with someone who is a professional and successful in this career.

Safe hands: the role of the maritime pilot

Trends & Statistics Related To Harbor Pilots

This section will give you an overview of the changes in the current state of this career choice.

The trends and statistics section contains a lot of information about this career. You can view historical information and current trends and get an idea of what to expect in the future for this career.

If you’re going to spend time and money to get your degree, you want to make sure that you’re getting into something that will be around in a few years.

For example, you don’t want to get into a dying career. Why would you invest time and money to get into something that might not be around in a few years? For more on dying careers see “Dying Professions You Should Avoid

Have a look at the resources that offer trends and statistics for this career.

Study Reveals Pilot Compensation Tops $368,000 – Cruise Industry News | Cruise News

Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels

Salary For A Harbor Pilot

In this section, you can get an idea of the pay you can expect if you decide to choose this career.

Keep in mind different areas of the country offer different salaries and pay is related to the cost of living in the area. Another key issue is the demand for and competition for this type of work.

Check the “Job Opportunities” near the end of this page and you may be able to find the demand and pay for this job in your area.

Harbor Pilot Salary | PayScale

Salaries for Harbor Pilots | Chron.com

Education – Schools and Certification

In this section, you’ll find information about what’s required to get your education for this career. You’ll also find a list of any available schools that offer the degree you need for this job.

Have a look at the resources I have selected for this section that will give you an overview of the degree and schools available for you.

Training & Qualifications | Florida Harbor Pilots

Harbor Pilot Schools

Texas A&M University at Galveston – Texas A&M Galveston, TX

Ship Pilot

Maritime Pilots Institute · Louisiana’s premiere maritime training program

Maritime | San Jacinto College

Getting The Job

This section includes going through the hiring process and how to prepare for your job interview that will increase your chances of landing the job.

Job Preparation Resources You Need To Get That Job

Associations

The resources below offer associations related to this career.
Take some time to go over the resources for an overview of the benefits you can receive by becoming a member of the available association related to this career.

IMPA – International Maritime Pilots’ Association

Port Everglades Pilots Association Website

The American Pilots’ Association

Harbor Pilot FAQ

In this section, you’ll find frequently asked questions related to this career. By going over the frequently asked questions, you’ll be able to identify what other people are asking that you haven’t considered.

FAQ’s | Canaveral Pilots Association | Port Canaveral Harbor Pilots

FAQs | Florida Harbor Pilots

Tools For A Harbor Pilot

This section offers tools and resources that can help you perform your job effectively. Take some time to go over the resources and see if any of these tools can help make your job easier and more productive.

Portable Technology for Harbor Pilots

What’s in a pilot’s technology tool kit? – British Columbia Coast Pilots Ltd.

SafePilot Piloting Software – Trelleborg Marine and Infrastructure

What is a PPU – Portable Pilot Unit? | AD Navigation

Glossary and Terms Related To Harbor Pilots

With any career you choose, it’s always a good idea to have a strong knowledge of the terminology used in the industry.

Have a look at the resources I have selected that up for terms you need to be familiar with if you are pursuing this career.

Glossary of Maritime Terms

Glossary of nautical terms – Wikipedia

Maritime Definitions by Capt. Doswell

Harbor Pilot Quotes

This section offers available quotes online related to this career. Quotes are a great way that people convey a perspective in a few words.

Have a look at the resources below for popular quotes related to this career.

15 sea quotes that every true sailor should know! – Ocean Of News

Pilot Quotes – BrainyQuote

Industry Related Trade Publications

Industry trade publications are a great source of information for news related to the industry you’re getting into.

These publications go way beyond your job functions, but they do give you an overview and knowledge you can use to your advantage.

Have a look at the trade publications I have found related to this career.

Marine Pilots – Pacific Maritime Magazine

Pilot – Magazines

Harbor Pilots – Space Coast Living Magazine

The World of the American Marine Pilot: Never a Dull Moment

A Harbor pilot’s view of Boston – Soundings Online

Pilot Magazine – United Kingdom Maritime Pilots Association

IMPA – International Maritime Pilots’ Association

Harbor Pilots To Follow Online

This section list professional you can follow online and benefit from the tips, insights, and advice they have to offer.

Have a look at the list to see who you want to follow and build your connections related to your career choice.

Harbor Pilots – Twitter Search

TV Shows and Movies Related To  Harbor Pilots

You can learn a lot from TV shows and movies. I learn a lot from watching. Also, there is a lot of research that goes into good movies, so you get a good overview while you are enjoying the show.

Have a look at the resources for TV shows and movies I have selected for this section.

Sailing & Seamanship Movies – IMDb

15 Best Sea Movies – IMDb

Harbor Pilot Job Opportunities

This section allows you to see current job openings related to this career choice. You’ll get an idea of the job duties required as well as the pay.

Take some time to go over the opportunities to get an overview of today’s demand for this type of job.

Monster.com

Indeed.com

LinkedIn.com

Self Employment Ideas Related To Harbor Pilots

This section offers ideas for work in this field but as your own boss. You can provide information and services.

Each idea links to another page that goes into detail with resources that can give you a head start in this industry. Have a look at the ideas below.

Become A Blogger And Cover Topics Related To Harbor Pilots – See Our Page On How To Become A Professional Blogger

Become An Instructional Designer and provide educational courses That can Benefit a Harbor Pilot  – See Our Page On Becoming An Instructional Designer

Courses Related To Harbor Pilots

This section contains courses I have selected for this post. Have a look to see the course structure and topics covered. By looking at topics covered you’ll have an overview of the areas you need to know about.

With most online courses you can learn at your own pace, finish at your convince, and have access to the material to review whenever you want.

Courses on Lynda.com Related To Harbor Pilots

Courses on Udemy.com Related To Harbor Pilots

Books Related to Harbor Pilots

Books offer structure and cover a lot of information related to the topic they cover. By looking through the table of contents you can gain a lot of insight as to the areas you’ll want to pay attention to.

Have a look at the links below to view the books available related to Harbor Pilots

Books From Amazon Related To Harbor Pilots

Google Book Search Related To Harbor Pilots

The Latest about Harbor Pilots

In this section, you’ll be able to stay up to date on the latest related to this industry, including the latest news, Google searches, videos, what people are tweeting, and more.

I recommend spending some time on the news, tweets, and any available videos that can offer you the lasts on what’s happening.

Google Searches

Latest Searches Related To Harbor Pilots

Latest Scholar Searches Related To Harbor Pilots

Latest Image Searches Related to Harbor Pilots

News

Latest News Related To Harbor Pilots

Twitter

Tweets Related To Harbor Pilots

YouTube

Videos Related To Harbor Pilots