Who wouldn’t want to work in the Boating Industry?
The recreational boating industry has a $7.8 billion economic impact on the state of Michigan and directly employs more than 58,000 people. The marine industry is growing and has a critical demand for employees with rewarding careers including, but not limited to job titles like: Technician, Marine Mechanic, Yacht Maintenance, Fiberglass Tech, Engine Mechanic, Dock Worker, Parts Manager, Service Manager, & Outboard Technician, Sales Manager, Sales Representative, and more.
Skills needed are easily transferred from and to other industries and include: Electrical work, plumbing, diesel & gas engine work, fiberglass, & sterndrive systems.
Salaries within the recreational boating industry typically range from $35,000-$100,000+ annually.
The recreational boating industry in Michigan is a great place to work!
Marine Training Schools
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Click here for a list of current job openings.
RBIEF, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation, was founded in 1986 by the Michigan Boating Industries Association to provide financial support for education, training and professional development in the recreational marine trades. Specifically, RBIEF’s purpose is to offer financial assistance through full or matching tuition and program funding for MBIA members, member’s employees, family and students whenever funding is available. Click here to learn more, download scholarship applications, see past recipients, and see videos!