Marine Technician Degree - Online and Campus Programs

Marine technicians are experts at the mechanics of inboard and outboard boat engines and other boat equipment. They often work on small boat engines, usually on docks and marinas. A marine technician may also be called: marine mechanic, boat technician or mechanic, marine equipment mechanic, or motorboat mechanic.
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How to Pursue a Career in Marine Technology

Due to the complex nature of the machinery and the technical expertise required, many employers hire boat mechanics who complete a marine technician program or similar training. Marine technician training programs usually include the following:
  • Electrical components of marine technology
  • Mechanical components
  • Inboard and outboard engine repair
  • Marine plumbing
  • Steering mechanism repair
  • Knowledge of propellers and other boat equipment
Before you begin marine technician training, you should be knowledgeable in these areas: small engine repair, automobile mechanics, science, business and math. You can prepare for your marine tech career in high school and pursue post-secondary training or on-the-job training for specialized areas like marine technology. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts average growth for small engine mechanics in general, but excellent job opportunities for those with formal training. The average annual salary for boat mechanics was $37,120 in 2009, with the top ten percent earning more than $55,000 annually. If a career in marine technology sounds like the right fit for you, consider formal training in a marine technician or boat mechanics program. The right education can help you land a first-rate career as a marine technician.