Number of sailors and marine oilers employed in 2006: 33,000
Projected Number of sailors and marine oilers that will be employed in 2016: 38,610
The numbers of positions for sailors and marine oilers is expected to increase by 17% between 2006 and 2016.
*Some careers have been clustered with closely related occupations for some statistics.
**Employment projections are derived from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Projections and Training Data, 2006-07 Edition