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.
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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Automotive technicians typically work for car dealers and in any businesses that repair and service cars and trucks.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
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