Automotive
Service
Technician

Transportation & Logistics

Are you fascinated with cars?

Consider a career as an AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN.

What is it?

Automotive service involves inspecting, fixing and maintaining various components that keep a car working properly, including the engine, brakes, steering, suspension, electrical systems, tires and heating and air conditioning. All auto technicians must pass the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification to work in the industry.


What will I do?

As an automotive service technician, you will perform diagnostics on cars and trucks, often using computerized equipment to identify the problem. You will follow a checklist to make sure all related parts are examined to identify what is not working. In most cases, basic maintenance will be required like replacing tires, worn brake pads or changing the oil. For major issues with the engine, transmission, brakes, or other critical parts, certain components must be removed and repaired.

Can lead you to these jobs:

  • Automotive Diagnostician
  • Auto Shop Owner
  • Mobile Electronics Installer
  • Service Writer
  • Tire Changer

Important characteristics for this job include:

  • Manual labor
  • Customer service
  • Enjoys math
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Detailed oriented

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Automotive Service Technician

Employment Stats in Lake County

EDUCATION LEVEL NEEDED

Certification

MEDIAN
SALARY

JOB GROWTH
OVER NEXT 10 YEARS

%

JOB OPENINGS
OVER NEXT 10 YEARS

Source – Emsi, 2019

Interested in pursuing a career in Automotive Service?

IF YOU ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL:
Check first with your local high school to see if they offer a Automotive Service program. You can also register for the Automotive Service programs offered by the Tech Campus.

IF YOU NEED TUITION
OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
:

Training grants are available to assist you with tuition or financial assistance through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA).

IF YOU HAVE
GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL:

Check out available Automotive Technology programs offered by the College of Lake County.

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