Most cargo ships, military cargo ships, research vessels and cruise ships would require you to travel internationally.
Most ferries, offshore supply and tug jobs would have you working domestically .
This is not hard and fast, set in stone rule. I have worked on cargo ships that only serviced US ports. I have friends who have worked on tugs all over the world.
Christine recommends the following next steps:
- Check out the different US Maritime Colleges
- Check out maritime apprenticeship programs