There are currently an estimated 38,800 shipmates in the United States. The shipmate job market is expected to grow by 8.8% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are shipmates?
CareerExplorer rates shipmates with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 10,100 shipmates. That number is based on 3,400 additional shipmates, and the retirement of 6,700 existing shipmates.
What’s the supply of shipmates?
The shipmate industry is concentrated in Louisiana, Florida, Texas
Shipmate job market by state
|State Name||Employed Shipmates|
|Virgin Islands, U.S.||190|