Career Information Related
 to 
 Automotive Technology 

Automotive Technology Department Web Site

Sample of Job Titles

Alignment & Brakes Technician
Automotive Electronic Accessory Technicians
Automotive Glass Technician
Automobile mechanic
Automotive service technician
Car mechanic
Fuel & electrical systems technicians
Motor repairer--automobile manufacturing
Tire wheel and rim mechanics
Transmission mechanic
Transmission technicians
Truck mechanic
Truck & coach technicians
Truck trailer service technicians
Tune-up specialist--motor vehicle
Automotive Assemblers & Inspectors
Automotive Body Repairers
Automotive Mechanical Installers & Servicers
Contractors & Supervisors, Mechanic Trades
Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanics
Machining Tool Operators
Service Station Attendants
Skilled Tradespeople
Water Transport Engine Room Crew
 
Assembly inspector
Auto assembly worker
Body assembler
Car assembler
Chassis inspector
Door fitter
Light truck assembler
Motor vehicle assembler
Test driver
Transmission installer
Van assembler

Salary Ranges

Pay ranges are between $8 and 25$ per hour. Most pay technicians/mechanics by the flat rate hour. Some positions are salaried, others are compensated by the flat rate hour with a bonus commission. Earnings are dependant on professional credentials, related work experience, recent training and overall speed/proficiency. Earnings range is between $20,000 and $100,000+ for technicians working on automobiles/light trucks 

Possible Employers
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motor vehicle manufacturers

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motor vehicle parts manufacturers

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automobile dealers

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automotive service shops

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service stations

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trucking companies

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public transit commissions

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motor vehicles wholesalers

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automotive parts and accessories stores

 

Sources of Additional Information

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College Catalog: Automotive Technology

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Schedule of classes

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Automotive Advisor:  Rockville

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Counseling: Collegewide Page

 

bullet Occupational Outlook Handbook
bullet Salary Information in General
bullet Enter "(job title)" in search engine, e.g. 
bullet Google.com
bullet Dogpile.com

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Date Reviewed:  Spring 2005 awb