Synopsis by Sally Barber
A Good Job for a Woman is a six-part series created to introduce a wide variety of career choices, and the scores of options within each field. It's especially designed to encourage and motivate young people to consider careers in the math and science fields. Each program profiles women on-the-job to provide a realistic look at the workplace experience. The women also discuss their personal lives and career choices. A Good Job for a Woman: Maritime Careers explores the breadth of job opportunities on the seas. While women have always been a part of the sea, from ancient myths to contemporary captains, the first woman to join a seagoing crew had to disguise herself as a man. No longer the case, women have found their place at the helm of many maritime operations. In this program, viewers learn about the world of a ferryboat captain, a deckhand/oiler, a fishing boat owner, oceanographer chemist, and technical laboratory assistant and as assistant professor of oceanography. Other programs in the series are A Good Job for a Woman: Mathematics, A Good Job for a Woman: Aviation, A Good Job for a Woman: Engineers, A Good Job for a Woman: Agriculture, and A Good Job for a Woman: Ecology.