Career Details

Automotive Technician

Career Overview

Automotive technicians use various diagnostic equipment to inspect, repair, and maintain cars and trucks.


Completing a certificate or two-year college program in automotive service technology may be required to get a job in this field in most situations. It may be possible to learn this on the job at times, but employers prefer applicants who have completed a formal program.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$21,000 /yr
$38,000 /yr
$64,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Electronics
  • Computer Science
  • Communication
  • Trade-related courses
  • Automotive Repair
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

Automotive technicians typically work for car dealers and in any businesses that repair and service cars and trucks.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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