About 60,000 additional automobile technicians are needed in the next 5 years, according to industry experts. And working on complex vehicles requires more skills which limits the pool of qualified candidates, forcing dealers and independent shops to compete for good technicians. The best prospects should be comfortable with computers, understand electronics, and know the basics of how a car works. But the best suited candidate is likely to seek something more glamorous and less grimy in the computer technology field. And older mechanics may not warm up to computer technology. The Automotive Service Association says one technician enters the job market for every 10 who leave (USA Today).
Opportunities for employment in Northern California could be with:
- Federal, state, and county agencies
- Numerous automotive dealers
- Fleet Maintenance
- Independent automotive garages
- Independent companies
- Franchise businesses
The future is promising for individuals who have the energy, mechanical ability, and training to enter this interesting and challenging trade. Automotive technicians are in constant demand because of the increasing number of automobiles in operation in this area.
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Shasta College Jobs
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Student Automotive Lab Assistant
Provide general assistance to the automotive instructors. Work up to 20 hours per week for $8.00 per hour. Contact Dan Bryant at (530) 242-2211 or email@example.com for details.
Student Lane Technician
Help the Smog Referee. Learn skills that will help you become a smog technician. Contact Dan Bryant at (530) 242-2211 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.