So for some backround i'm 20 y/o and i've lived in Ft. Lauderdale my whole life. As soon as I graduated High school I started the Marine Mechanics program at my local tech school, picked up a job at a marina running boats and the Marine forklift 3 days a week, and got certified to work on all the major outboard brands. When I graduated Tech school I went to work at Tow Boat US as a tech for about a year and kept my weekend marina job. While working at Towboat I picked up my TWIC card, Passport and Port ID. About a year and a half ago I left both Towboat and the marina and picked up a job as a yacht service tech doing warranty work for Princess, Fairline, Azimut, and Sunseeker as well as doing monthly systems checks and scheduled maintenance on a plethora of other boats. I went out a couple months ago and got ABYC electrical certified as well as NMEA. With the company i'm working for now i've done everything from cleaning sea strainers to changing out chillers and redoing complete raw water/cooled water loops. From installing underwater lights to retrofitting retractable cavnas sunroofs where there was once a hardtop. From changing 50amp systems to 100 amp systems to reattaching anchor pockets that fell out. So for the past 3 years i've been learning boats from the technical standpoint. However, the whole reason I picked the Marine industry in the first place is because my passion being out on the water. I want to start doing that. So i'm looking for what to move into next. I'm looking to be pointed in the direction of a career path where I can travel around, Get to see other parts of the world, check out other ocean, and make okay money So the ideas I've been bouncing around so far are as follows, - Get my 50 Ton license (largest i'm currently applicable for), STCW and maybe take an engineering course or two then try to find an open spot on a boat -Go to work for a service company like say Fassmer where they'll send me around to do product spefic service work - Maybe a program like Merchant Marine? Get help paying for a college degree then work on a ship. Theres a ton of drawbacks that make me weary of this choice so its lower on possibilities list What I'm asking is if you could start over in this Industry all over again, How would you do it?