Port Purser

Train workers concerned with shipboard business functions.
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Quick Stats

Very Good

Salary Range
$31,000 – $89,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Port Pursers do?

Coordinates activities and trains workers concerned with shipboard business functions and social activities for passengers: Screens applicants applying for positions. Assigns trainees to vessels, considering their duties and responsibilities. Plans training and rotation of trainees between ship and shore positions. Hires entertainment and medical staff and plans replacement programs to ensure that qualified personnel are available in case of sickness or resignation. Adjusts complaints of passengers which cannot be resolved during voyage.

Should I be a Port Purser?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • How to become a Port Purser

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