Automotive careers may become very lucrative. Few people who own cars know
how to repair their vehicles, thus they must rely on auto mechanics. The advantage
of an automotive career is that a good mechanic will never go out of business.
People will always have cars that need repairing. In most cases, these individuals
are willing to pay good money in order to have their vehicles repaired quickly.
Those who begin an automotive career should take courses in high school to
prepare them. Some high school's offer programs in automotive repair. These
courses may be offered through a vocational program in which students would
spend approximately three hours a day in an automotive class. This instruction
will equip students for entering the automotive field and will allow them to
begin making small car repairs.
High school students who take courses in automotive repair are generally able
to change a tire, oil, brake pads, car battery, and so forth. This education
will open the door for new high school graduates to obtain entry level automotive
careers. Many auto repair shops are willing to train mechanics. The new mechanic
may begin by performing routine car repairs without supervision. As larger
repair jobs become available, the new mechanic may assist a seasoned mechanic.
In addition, those who want to begin an automotive career can attend courses
at a community college or training school. These college courses are designed
to prepare auto mechanics for receiving certification. Some automotive shops
are willing to pay for a mechanic's training if they agree to work for the
repair shop once they complete training and certification.
Being employed by a stable auto repair shop is ideal for those beginning an
automotive career. However, to earn a substantial income, mechanics should
consider opening their own auto repair shop. Most repair men who work for shops
are paid an hourly salary, while the shop owner takes a huge cut of the profit.
Many qualified mechanics operate repair shops from their home garages. This
is ideal because it allows flexibility, low overhead cost, and the mechanic
keeps most of the profits.