Alaska's maritime employment and training opportunities
Alaska is a maritime state. The sectors that drive our economy are dependent on direct maritime activity and support.
The waters off Alaska’s shores produce more than 60 percent of the nation’s seafood harvest. Significant amounts of oil and gas are produced offshore. Communities and consumers depend upon marine lines for fuel, durable goods and consumer products. Ferries, cruise ships and personal watercraft ply our waters filled with commuters, fishers, and sightseers, generating hundreds of millions of dollars annually to Alaska’s economy.
Priority occupations for Alaska's maritime industry
- Quality Control and Assurance Manager and Tech
- Seafood Production Manager
- Seafood Plant Manager
- Seafood Processing Technical Careers
- Shellfish Farmer
- Seafood Harvester (Deck hand)