There are many different sailing jobs apart from watersports industry. Though there is a wide range of those within it.
Let us first take scuba diving area. Different types of scuba diving sailing jobs are determined by the level of certification achieved by a diver, what kind of work environment they enjoy, and whether they want a full-time or seasonal career. There are lots of possibilities for divers certified as professional. They can lead recreational diving excursions, own a scuba equipment store, assist science researchers in collecting data, help in rescue efforts, or teach others how to scuba dive. What about the most popular locations for year-round scuba diving sailing jobs, it is well-known that they are, mostly, tropical vacation destinations such as the Caribbean, Australia, or Mexico.
Everyone who wants to connect their life with scuba diving should at first get a certificate from the Professional Association of Diving Instruction (PADI). This is an internationally recognized agency and most scuba divers start with it. The next step may be going through increasingly difficult certification programs, from an open-water private diver to rescue diver, divemaster, assistant instructor, instructor and master instructor. Each level opens up before you more and more opportunities for scuba diving sailing jobs. Some divers might specialize in one area, such as deep-sea diving or underwater photography, or even combine diving with other skills, such as sailing a ship or owning a small business.
Probably the most popular scuba diving sailing jobs are as scuba diving instructors. It refers to people, who direct and conduct courses for the general public, or professional scuba divers, to teach them how to use their equipment, proper underwater safety, and how best to enjoy their trips. In many cases instructors teach a quick course at the beginning of a vacation, on a cruise ship or at a resort, and then accompany a small group on a recreational dive.
Scuba diving may be used even in scientific field. Actually, many researchers in oceanography and marine biology create scuba diving jobs to assist them in collecting data. However, this type of diver requires additional schooling that allows to identify and collect species, to make detailed habitat observations, etc. In marine science, field workers might study endangered tortoises or coral populations. In environmental science, they can work to protect ocean ecology or better understand global warming.
Not only watersports industry and science offer number of sailing jobs. Another wonderful opportunity is Cruise Ship Jobs. Really, cruise ships are floating resorts, a complete city at sea. There is a large variety of jobs. It is proved that, working with a cruise company gives you the best of both worlds - Travel, Adventure, Romance and a Steady Paycheck.
Not many people know the fact that there are more than 300 types of jobs aboard ship plus dozens of opportunities at cruise company headquarters around the world. It is hard to imagine but you will be traveling to places you've always dreamed of - and getting paid for it.
To get job on a cruise line you may be a student, career-changer, even retiree but necessary people who enjoy working with others. Cruise lines are always hiring people with experience in: hospitality, tourism, entertainment, restaurants and bars, teaching, childcare, sales, customer relations, gaming, marketing, fitness, health and beauty, medicine and healthcare, administration, banking, accounting and financial management.
What mostly determines job opportunities on a cruise line it is 'primary market' or type of guest. For example, Disney Cruise Line and Carnival Cruise Lines boast of the biggest year-round youth counselor staffs in the industry.
Comparing your qualifications to the required duties and responsibilities, you may find your previous work or education easily translatable into a job that offers worldwide travel. Even if not, there is a good thing of realizing what skills or certifications you need to learn to add to your resume to get aboard.
The cruise industry hires year-round and seasonally. The majority of employees work for a period of six to nine months with one to two months off. Many departments add staff for holiday cruises, and peak sailings through winter and spring. For students who are fond of travel holidays and summer is a perfect opportunity
Concerning the payment, cruise ship may be compared to good jobs shore. The main advantage is that you save a lot of money because most expenses are left behind. When you are working on board ship your room and meals are included.
If you don't want either scuba diving job or working on a cruise line, many other sailing jobs are also available.