Career Information

Skills Needed   Typical Job Duties   Work Locations   Personality Traits
Interest in automotive and
electronic equipment
Good diagnostic, reading,
math, time management
and problem-solving
skills
Hard-working,
detail-oriented,
dependable,
creative thinker
  Maintain and repair
automotive vehicles
and equipment

Purchase and replace parts
and inventory

Use a variety of tools
and equipment, including
computers
  Private repair shops

New and used car dealerships

Franchise shops

Auto parts stores

Fleet repair facilities
  Primary Traits:
Realistic
Conventional

Secondary Traits:
Investigative
             
Related Job Titles   Related VGCC Majors   N.C. Salary Ranges   More Information
Automotive Mechanic

Service Technician

Shop Foreman

Certified ASE Master Automotive Technician
Automobile Technician

Heavy Duty
Truck Technician
  Diploma Option:

Air Conditioning, Heating
& Refrigeration Tech.

College Transfer Options:

Associate in Science
Associate in Arts
  Low (10%)
$10.05/hour,
$20,900/year

Median (50%)
$17.78/hour,
$37,000/year

High (90%)
$30.03/hour,
$62,500/year
  National Automotive
Technicians Education
Foundation (NATEF)
www.natef.org

Automotive Youth
Education Systems
www.ayes.org

National Automotive
Dealers Association
www.nada.org