Job help!! (engineering) What field is right for me?
Alright here's the deal. I'm actually only 14 at the moment, but I want to know. Currently I have a very successful job as a Lobster fisherman off the coast of Maine. My brother and I own our very own boat paid for completely by ourselves no help from our parents or anything. My dad is a lobster fisherman, and my grandfather ( who is more than 80 years old) is still lobstering. I love the job and the water, but I'm not sure it's something that i want to do my whole life, especially the way the industry is going, everything is getting very expensive, rope, bait, traps etc. My parents are encouraging mt to go to college and I want to. I considered MMA (Maine Maritime Academy) but my math/science teacher recommends the Coast Guard Academy. I love being on the water and I love ships and actually big supertankers and freighters and things like that fascinate me and my dream always used to be the Captain of one, but I'm not sure of that yet. I love building things and I really like challenges and hard work. I've decided I want to be some sort of engineer but I'm not sure what kind. What kind of job do you think is best for me and what college do you think would be good. Thanks!! =)
Asked By: Jordan - 2/22/2010
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Slow down, you're only 14. Focus on getting top grades in high school and getting involved in more things in addition to your lobster fishing. By 17 or 18, you'll have a better idea of what subjects you'll be good at and what you enjoy. Keep the grades up and with any luck, all the academies you mentioned will be... More
Answered By: Kat - 2/23/2010
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I'm a mechanical engineer so of course I'm going to recommend that you consider that :) All engineering fields are good, but mechanical would probably give you chances to work in sea coast jobs on big ships that you love... More
Answered By: Kristin - 2/22/2010
look into attending the Merchant Marine Academy. They have enginering programs that are needed by the merchant marines, they spend a few years (or more) on ships, and if they decide that they want to be more on land, they have such great hands-on experience that they can do consulting and get well paid for it.
Answered By: bbullough - 2/22/2010
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