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TUGBOAT MECHANIC, IN-DEPTH: I've Traveled All Around The World

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William, a Tugboat Mechanic, describes what he enjoys most about his job, its challenges, and how hard it is to find work in his field. Building hot rods is how William balances his life after long months of working away from home, and he credits his nearly 20-years of sobriety for allowing him to enjoy his work and the scenery around him.

Job Title: Machinist

Job Summary: Accountants and Auditors

Job Description

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.

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Average salary
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$40,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
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Indoor, Office, Hospital / Clinic, Military
Personal qualities
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Analytical skills, Detail oriented, Mathematical skills, Organizational skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

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m='12020'>going</span> <span m='12150'>to</span> <span m='12210'>say,</span> <span m='12370'>well,</span> <span m='12680'>I</span> <span m='12810'>can</span> <span m='12970'>do</span> <span m='13090'>this</span> <span m='13310'>on</span> <span m='13420'>my</span> <span m='13630'>own.</span> <span m='14010'>So</span> <span m='14150'>you</span> <span m='14350'>start</span> <span m='14630'>your</span> <span m='14730'>own</span> <span m='14930'>business.</span> <span m='15890'>And</span> <span m='16059'>then</span> <span m='16200'>you</span> <span m='16300'>have</span> <span m='16550'>customers</span> <span m='17420'>that'll</span> <span m='17590'>actually</span> <span m='17980'>bring</span> <span m='18270'>you</span> <span m='18410'>in</span> <span m='18810'>to</span> <span m='18930'>do</span> <span m='19070'>the</span> <span m='19170'>work</span> <span m='19420'>for them,</span> <span m='19755'>and</span> <span m='20520'>pick and</span> <span m='20640'>choose.</span> <span m='21660'>So</span> <span m='21850'>yeah,</span> <span m='22070'>it's</span> <span m='22180'>very</span> <span m='22410'>enjoyable.</span> </p><p><span m='23600'>I</span> <span m='23740'>guess</span> <span m='24060'>the</span> <span m='24210'>being</span> <span m='24470'>away from</span> <span m='24700'>home,</span> <span m='25520'>you</span> <span m='25640'>know,</span> <span m='26360'>because</span> <span m='26560'>you</span> <span m='26640'>travel</span> <span m='26980'>quite</span> <span m='27180'>a</span> <span m='27220'>bit</span> <span m='27580'>if</span> <span m='27780'>you're</span> <span m='27990'>in</span> <span m='28080'>that</span> <span m='28250'>type</span> <span m='28440'>of</span> <span m='28530'>field.</span> <span m='29500'>But</span> <span m='31000'>when</span> <span m='31170'>you</span> <span m='31300'>travel</span> <span m='31690'>like</span> <span m='31790'>that,</span> <span m='31980'>you</span> <span m='32070'>make</span> <span m='32240'>good</span> <span m='32409'>money.</span> <span m='34440'>If</span> <span m='34690'>you</span> <span m='34810'>have</span> <span m='34980'>a</span> <span m='35030'>family</span> <span m='35480'>and</span> <span m='35560'>all</span> <span m='35760'>that,</span> <span m='36150'>well,</span> <span m='36360'>being</span> <span m='36820'>a</span> <span m='36860'>mechanic</span> <span m='37145'>around</span> <span m='38720'>in</span> <span m='38890'>a</span> <span m='39010'>tugboat</span> <span m='39540'>outfit</span> <span m='40150'>or</span> <span m='40240'>something</span> <span m='40490'>like</span> <span m='40680'>that,</span> <span m='40860'>it's</span> <span m='41010'>still</span> <span m='41230'>lucrative.</span> <span m='42370'>But</span> <span m='42830'>if</span> <span m='42930'>you're</span> <span m='43020'>going</span> <span m='43160'>to</span> <span m='43220'>travel,</span> <span m='44250'>that's</span> <span m='44450'>the only</span> <span m='44670'>hard</span> <span m='44920'>part.</span> </p><p><span m='45380'>I've</span> <span m='45510'>travelled</span> <span m='45830'>all</span> <span m='46030'>around</span> <span m='46210'>the</span> <span m='46260'>world.</span> <span m='47240'>Been</span> <span m='47410'>to</span> <span m='47490'>New</span> <span m='47620'>Zealand</span> <span m='48000'>several</span> <span m='48250'>times.</span> <span m='49410'>So</span> <span m='50350'>you</span> <span m='50500'>get</span> <span m='50670'>to</span> <span m='50730'>see</span> <span m='51270'>places</span> <span m='51720'>that</span> <span m='51900'>you</span> <span m='52030'>normally</span> <span m='52930'>would</span> <span m='53170'>not</span> <span m='53420'>see.</span> <span m='54620'>I've</span> <span m='54770'>been</span> <span m='54960'>up</span> <span m='55070'>to</span> <span m='55150'>Dutch</span> <span m='55400'>Harbor,</span> <span m='57060'>South</span> <span m='57370'>America.</span> <span m='58410'>So</span> <span m='58640'>there's</span> <span m='58950'>opportunities</span> <span m='59730'>to</span> <span m='59840'>travel</span> <span m='60400'>and</span> <span m='60610'>see</span> <span m='60810'>the</span> <span m='60890'>world,</span> <span m='61780'>and</span> <span m='62170'>all</span> <span m='62350'>that's</span> <span m='62610'>free.</span> </p><p><span m='64379'>I've</span> <span m='64640'>just</span> <span m='64879'>been</span> <span m='65120'>mechanically</span> <span m='65670'>inclined,</span> <span m='66170'>and</span> <span m='66270'>that's</span> <span m='66500'>just</span> <span m='66660'>something</span> <span m='67010'>that</span> <span m='67200'>I</span> <span m='67330'>enjoyed</span> <span m='67700'>doing,</span> <span m='68150'>you</span> <span m='68280'>know.</span> <span m='69000'>If</span> <span m='69200'>it's</span> <span m='69370'>in</span> <span m='69510'>your</span> <span m='69610'>blood,</span> <span m='69910'>it's</span> <span m='70040'>hard</span> <span m='70260'>to</span> <span m='70300'>get</span> <span m='70500'>it</span> <span m='70590'>out,</span> <span m='72320'>and</span> <span m='72480'>the</span> <span m='72570'>money</span> <span m='72810'>is</span> <span m='72940'>a</span> <span m='74820'>great</span> <span m='75110'>little</span> <span m='75330'>incentive.</span> <span m='75900'>But</span> <span m='76150'>you</span> <span m='76250'>know,</span> <span m='76750'>I</span> <span m='76930'>enjoy</span> <span m='77220'>the</span> <span m='77290'>work.</span> </p><p><span m='77630'>It</span> <span m='77870'>can</span> <span m='78210'>be</span> <span m='78410'>because</span> <span m='78740'>you</span> <span m='78800'>know</span> <span m='78940'>they're</span> <span m='79090'>really</span> <span m='79310'>looking</span> <span m='79590'>for</span> <span m='79680'>the</span> <span m='79810'>top</span> <span m='80050'>notch,</span> <span m='81110'>and</span> <span m='81270'>they're</span> <span m='81380'>hard</span> <span m='81600'>to</span> <span m='81650'>come</span> <span m='81840'>by.</span> <span m='82270'>And</span> <span m='82430'>there's</span> <span m='82600'>a</span> <span m='82650'>lot</span> <span m='82890'>of</span> <span m='82950'>them</span> <span m='83050'>out</span> <span m='83220'>there,</span> <span m='83740'>and</span> <span m='83890'>there's</span> <span m='84040'>a</span> <span m='84110'>lot</span> <span m='84340'>of</span> <span m='84770'>sharp</span> <span m='85210'>mechanics</span> <span m='86460'>that</span> <span m='86780'>just</span> <span m='87040'>haven't</span> <span m='87370'>took</span> <span m='87560'>that</span> <span m='87760'>step.</span> <span m='89470'>And</span> <span m='89660'>I</span> <span m='89680'>mean,</span> <span m='89890'>if</span> <span m='89990'>you're</span> <span m='90170'>really</span> <span m='90410'>inclined,</span> <span m='91970'>you</span> <span m='92120'>have</span> <span m='92270'>to</span> <span m='92370'>knock</span> <span m='92610'>on</span> <span m='92730'>the</span> <span m='92820'>doors.</span> <span m='94280'>Don't</span> <span m='94450'>be</span> <span m='94550'>afraid</span> <span m='94840'>to</span> <span m='94920'>take</span> <span m='95120'>no</span> <span m='95350'>for</span> <span m='95560'>an</span> <span m='95630'>answer.</span> <span m='98100'>It's</span> <span m='98300'>all</span> <span m='98510'>in</span> <span m='98590'>your</span> <span m='98700'>work.</span> <span m='99030'>That</span> <span m='99230'>shows</span> <span m='99710'>every</span> <span m='99910'>day</span> <span m='100070'>you</span> <span m='100180'>do</span> <span m='100330'>the</span> <span m='100440'>jobs.</span> </p><p><span m='101200'>So</span> <span m='101390'>when</span> <span m='101520'>I</span> <span m='101590'>go</span> <span m='101780'>home,</span> <span m='102850'>I</span> <span m='103060'>built</span> <span m='103350'>hot</span> <span m='103560'>rods.</span> <span m='106450'>That's</span> <span m='106810'>kind</span> <span m='107050'>of</span> <span m='107100'>my</span> <span m='107360'>enjoyment.</span> <span m='108250'>But</span> <span m='109960'>you</span> <span m='110130'>might</span> <span m='110350'>work</span> <span m='110760'>six to</span> <span m='111060'>eight</span> <span m='111360'>months</span> <span m='111620'>out</span> <span m='111750'>of the</span> <span m='111810'>year.</span> <span m='112740'>You</span> <span m='113120'>could</span> <span m='113260'>work,</span> <span m='114260'>say,</span> <span m='114470'>60</span> <span m='114820'>days,</span> <span m='115170'>and</span> <span m='115270'>you're</span> <span m='115390'>going</span> <span m='115500'>to</span> <span m='115540'>have</span> <span m='115760'>off</span> <span m='115970'>30</span> <span m='116370'>days.</span> <span m='117980'>And</span> <span m='118100'>so</span> <span m='118970'>in</span> <span m='119150'>that</span> <span m='119340'>time</span> <span m='119580'>that</span> <span m='119700'>you</span> <span m='119820'>have</span> <span m='120100'>off</span> <span m='120440'>you</span> <span m='120560'>want</span> <span m='120700'>to</span> <span m='120750'>keep</span> <span m='120950'>your head</span> <span m='121230'>sharp,</span> <span m='121600'>so</span> <span m='122320'>I</span> <span m='122470'>work</span> <span m='122710'>on</span> <span m='122830'>cars.</span> <span m='124040'>So</span> <span m='124280'>I'm</span> <span m='124650'>kind</span> <span m='124860'>of</span> <span m='124960'>always.</span> <span m='126090'>But</span> <span m='126660'>now,</span> <span m='126970'>we</span> <span m='127100'>had</span> <span m='127410'>three</span> <span m='127580'>or</span> <span m='127630'>four</span> <span m='127820'>days</span> <span m='128130'>down</span> <span m='128449'>here,</span> <span m='128770'>and</span> <span m='128870'>I</span> <span m='128910'>went</span> <span m='129150'>up</span> <span m='129270'>to</span> <span m='130180'>see</span> <span m='130400'>the</span> <span m='130500'>wine</span> <span m='130880'>country.</span> <span m='131420'>We</span> <span m='131600'>went</span> <span m='131860'>down</span> <span m='132110'>south</span> <span m='132420'>to</span> <span m='132480'>see</span> <span m='132670'>the coast</span> <span m='133100'>because</span> <span m='133310'>I've</span> <span m='133390'>never</span> <span m='133600'>really</span> <span m='133800'>saw it.</span> <span m='134070'>So</span> <span m='134340'>it</span> <span m='134380'>was</span> <span m='134580'>really</span> <span m='134800'>beautiful.</span> <span m='137140'>You</span> <span m='137330'>have</span> <span m='137560'>some</span> <span m='137710'>downtime.</span> <span m='138320'>It's</span> <span m='138440'>not</span> <span m='138640'>all</span> <span m='138930'>go,</span> <span m='139180'>go,</span> <span m='139410'>go.</span> </p><p><span m='141320'>And</span> <span m='143480'>I'd</span> <span m='143640'>say</span> <span m='143830'>my</span> <span m='144000'>biggest</span> <span m='144400'>change</span> <span m='144750'>was</span> <span m='145010'>when</span> <span m='145360'>I stopped</span> <span m='145660'>drinking</span> <span m='146060'>in</span> <span m='146200'>'94,</span> <span m='147660'>and</span> <span m='148130'>now</span> <span m='148340'>I'm</span> <span m='148470'>able</span> <span m='148640'>to</span> <span m='148700'>enjoy</span> <span m='149140'>everything</span> <span m='149600'>more.</span> <span m='149920'>So</span> <span m='150190'>you</span> <span m='150340'>know,</span> <span m='151160'>everybody</span> <span m='151560'>likes</span> <span m='151750'>to</span> <span m='151850'>party,</span> <span m='152120'>but</span> <span m='152250'>you</span> <span m='152360'>know</span> <span m='152500'>what?</span> <span m='152670'>You</span> <span m='152740'>got</span> <span m='152880'>to</span> <span m='152930'>grow up</span> <span m='153250'>sometime.</span> <span m='153850'>And</span> <span m='153960'>so</span> <span m='155950'>once</span> <span m='156380'>you</span> <span m='156500'>make</span> <span m='156700'>that</span> <span m='156890'>decision,</span> <span m='157430'>you're</span> <span m='157570'>going</span> <span m='157700'>to</span> <span m='157760'>see</span> <span m='157920'>your</span> <span m='158100'>life</span> <span m='158320'>change</span> <span m='158660'>100%</span> <span m='159300'>then</span> <span m='159800'>because</span> <span m='160090'>you</span> <span m='160180'>get</span> <span m='160360'>to</span> <span m='160460'>enjoy</span> <span m='160820'>everything,</span> <span m='162040'>your</span> <span m='162250'>job,</span> <span m='162800'>and</span> <span m='163220'>the</span> <span m='163310'>scenery</span> <span m='163730'>around you</span> <span m='164030'>some.</span> </p>","file":{"id":320081,"video_id":"2926515874001","name":"1610-William-p-TugboatMechanic2 In-depth","duration":165048,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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