New Salty Jobs Video Spotlights Marine Industry Career Opportunities

Calling the next generation of South Florida’s yachting workforce! A new educational video released from the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) showcases the many marine industry career opportunities in the South Florida area. ‘Salty Jobs’, featuring MIASF’s membership director, Sean Smith as series host, takes a unique approach to introducing this wide range of marine industry-associated jobs to local schools, workforce agencies and the public.

“We think our ‘Salty Jobs’ video series will appeal to young people and spark interest in an industry they may not know much about”, says Phil Purcell, MIASF executive director. “As a legacy industry in Florida, the marine industry has an aging workforce that is ready for the next generation to take advantage of its rich tradition of good paying, long lasting jobs.”

Interestingly, according to MIASF, the 136,000 marine-related jobs in its region typically pays 28 percent more than the state average.

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Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.