With many millions of automobiles on the USA highways, you can see why people
skilled in engine maintenance and repair are always in demand. If you have what
it takes to be a good automotive technician,
then you can look forward to a solid future of interesting work and good earnings.
What it takes is an ability to get to grip with engines, good problem solving
skills, and some physical strength. Nowadays, an ability to work with computers
won’t go amiss either. Some people learn on the job, but employers increasingly
want people with a college training.
Because cars and their engines are more hi-tech based these days, undertaking a formal training is really important if you want to find the best jobs. You may want to think about the benefits of an automotive mechanic program at a community college or a vocational school. Some manufacturers and dealers also sponsor training programs which lead to a two-year associate degree. Because you have to add some computer and math courses to your mechanical studies, you may find a degree program ideal. However
With the benefit of your degree (or other training) you will be far better placed to find great jobs than mechanics who do not have a post-secondary automotive mechanic education. The opportunities will always be there: training to meet them is a wise choice.
Publish date: February 10, 2011