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Automotive Technician
Automotive Technician

Diagnostic Testing. Driving Success.

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Automotive Technicians at a Glance

Automotive technicians perform routine maintenance (oil/lube/tires/alignment), diagnostic testing, and major engine, transmission, steering, and braking work. Technicians must have broad knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems and receive ongoing training to stay current with changing vehicle technologies and industry standards. Strong customer service capabilities are also important.

A Day in the Life | Nick

Age: 28
Job: Automotive technician
Free Time: Golfing, time with wife and dog.
Proud of: Purchased own home at age 23.

Automotive Technician
$29,000 Starting Pay
$70,000 5-Year Pay
Importance of Technical School
Low High
Specialized Training/Advancement
Low High
Outdoor Work
Low High
Workplace Risk/Danger
Low High
Schedule Flexibility
Low High

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