We’ve all heard about the shortage of skilled tradespeople in the United States, and the increasing age of those that are left.Blue collar work like a certified auto technician is a great career choice. Here are just a few of the reasons.
1. JOB STABILITY
The need for a Mechanic is kind of like the need for a doctor – sooner or later you are going to need one. Being a Mechanic offers you a certain level of job security: a good Mechanic can always find employment – We are probably hiring right now. Another good thing about being a skilled mechanic is that your job can never be outsourced!
2. LESS STUDENT LOAN DEBT
Choosing a trade like Auto Repair often means you can attend vocational school or a community college. Vocational schools tend to significantly less expense than traditional colleges. Mechanics apprenticeship can be had where you’re actually paid while you learn the trade.
3. ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Auto Repair is a licensed and regulated trade, and you can choose to work your way all the way up to the master level. A Master Mechanic is highly compensated and can make six figures if you have the ambition to do so.
4. JOB VARIETY
Mechanics work in all kinds of industries. You could find a job designing Auto systems for new Auto, deciding how to manage, repair, and expand Auto systems, or developing new Auto technologies.
5. JOB SATISFACTION
Mechanics report high levels of job satisfaction. Fixing things and working with your hands is good for the soul.
After all, not everyone can be a Mechanic in today’s high tech world there are fewer and fewer people that can fix things.