Career Goal: To become a Diesel Machanic
Description about the Job
Education and Training:In order to get a job in this career, you have to go to high school, graduate, and go to college for 2 years and graduate from there. For training you need some on the job training, which mainly happens at college because they are mostly hands on.
Salary, Rewards, and Benefits:Low:$40,357,Medium:$44,377, High:$48,793 and the amount of money comes from the experience of the job and amount of years you work.
Outlook for the Future:In 2012-2022 there will be a 9% raise in the amount of jobs be created. Look like a good future demand and will need more people to do it because no one will really want to do the high physical demand this job requires.
Similar Careers for Further Research:Medium/Heavy Vehicle and Truck, Technology/Technician
Other Interesting Information:You maybe able to be the first on to work on a truck because its brand new and broke down or work on a really old trucks and everything in between.
Career Skills:You need, this job, to be patient and be able to be flexible and work in tight small spaces to fix things broken on trucks.
After High School:After you graduate high school, you need to go back to a Technical College and go to school for Diesel Mechanics and pass in order to get a job.
Programs of Study:3 years of Math, 4 years of English, 4 years of Social Studies, 4 years of Science, and some foreign language. You need the same amount of classes as you need to graduate high school.
When you will Work
When trucks break down, they may have to work on them on the side of the road.
Diesel Mechanics working on a brand new truck.
Diesel mechanic working on a Canadian dump truck.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often do you work? You will work like a normal job, you have certain hours or when they need you to work.
Do you work year round? Yes, because semis break down year round and they need someone to work on them so they can make money too.
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