Job Description: As an MST, your job may change with the operational tempo set by the extensive number of missions you will respond to throughout your career in the USCG.  From protecting U.S. waters and the public from oil and hazardous material responses to conducting safety and security inspections, an MST plays the essential role of enforcing regulations for the safety of the marine environment and the security of the port.

  • Branch Branch: Coast Guard
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: MST
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $42,843
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB:
  • Degree Degree: High School
  • Age Age: 17-31
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Administrative & Scientific
Average Age
33 Average Age
Average Age
1,261 Number Employed
Average Age
10.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: Benefits, comaradere

Cons: Slow

Location: Cincinnati, OH


A typical day of work consists of tasking workers with jobs that need to be completed first thing in the morning. Organizing all work for the week to complete in a timely manner. I have learned how to become a effective leader for working with others in order to complete any task. The hardest part of the job was finding enough work to challenge myself and the most enjoyable part of the job was completing the job and seeing the outcome of a hard days work.