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The Houston Pilots offers exciting careers for business professionals, marine operators, and marine pilots. You can expect world-class training, innovative technology, and a dedicated team.


Becoming a Houston Pilot

The application procedure for becoming a Houston Pilot, including an application checklist, can be found on the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports website.

Business professionals and Marine Operators

Thank you for considering employment with the Houston Pilots. We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team. Our employees are the heartbeat of our business, and this is why our selection process is so rigorous.
There are no current openings, please check back soon.


Texas Maritime Schools

Port of Houston Maritime Education Program
Port Houston’s maritime education program provides professional opportunities for high school students in local school districts.

San Jacinto College Maritime
The San Jacinto College Maritime Program offers United States Coast Guard approved and internationally-recognized coursework.

Texas Southern University
The Department of Transportation Studies at TSU undergraduate and graduate courses in transportation education that builds on the latest data, systems and technologies.

Texas A&M at Galveston Maritime Academy
Texas A&M University at Galveston is is a special purpose institution of higher education for undergraduate and graduate instruction in marine and maritime studies.

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