Automobile Mechanic

BY Kevin Alvarado

Introduction

I Grew up in Chicago IL. I've always wanted to become a mechanic ever since my dad started buying car and he fixed them him self and he also worked as an mechanic . I was only 9 Years old when my dad tought me how to change Brake Pad. Being a mechanic is a really hard job because you are going to have to carry heavy things and you have to know which part goes where.
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Career Research

Daily Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Verifies vehicle serviceability by conducting test drives; adjusting controls and systems.

  • Maintains service operations by inspecting and maintaining vehicles.

Education and Training

Some high schools offer adequate training programs, though most mechanics are expected to have completed an associate degree or certificate program in automotive technology training. An associate's degree is a 2-year program.

Work enviroment

mechanics, also known as automotive service technicians, perform diagnostic tests and repairs on vehicles. They find employment in a variety of settings, from government agencies to repair shops. The precise working conditions depend on the employer, the type of repair that must be performed and the equipment needed to complete the task.


Daily Tasks and Resposebilities

  • Verifies vehicle serviceability by conducting test drives; adjusting controls and systems.

  • Maintains service operations by inspecting and maintaining vehicles.

Prefered Jobs Skills

Diesel Technician

Automotive Mechanic

Auto Technician

Job outlook

19% Between 2010-2020

Salary

$36,710
Automotive Mechanic Career Overview

High School preperation

Mechanic's need a high school degree to have a mechanic job. The courses that people would have to take to be a auto mechanic are automotive repair, electronics, computer, mathmatics and english.

Post-secondary plans

  • Check the job openings posted in the Career Center. Each spring a number of local employers offering full-time permanent positions call the school seeking students to fill those positions.
  • Seek out companies and businesses that offer on the job training
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