I just got rejected from USCGA, but accepted to both SUNY Maritime and Texas A&M Maritime for engineering. I have read lots of various things regarding life in the Maritime fleet but not what to be sure of. Pay description can be misleading as well as the life style, I read you only work a few months out of the year. What are the intervals like? What is the possibility of getting fairly short intervals (I would prefer not to be at sea for 6 months at a time) What is the ratio/percentage of the year worked/not on shore? And what is the traditional pay scale for that time worked? Is the job market growing on shore and a-sail and a safe one to get into? These may sound like rookie questions but the article I have read are fairly old and I am new to all this. Thanks everyone!
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