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Ten Ways to Become a Mechanic

28 JUN 2012
Career Path : Automotive

It has been said time and time again: the secret to realizing your goals is to get specific about them. For years, you have told everyone who would listen that as soon as high school was over, you would register in an auto mechanic course. Your goal has always been to become a mechanic. But do you know what kind? Here are ten career tracks to consider.


1. Become a mechanic to become an emissions inspector

Emissions inspectors are graduates of mechanic school who assess vehicles for their contribution to air pollution.


2. Become a mechanic to become a lube and oil change specialist

After you become a mechanic, you may want to provide your community with a quick, one-stop oil change service.


3. Become a mechanic to become a farm equipment mechanic

Some graduates of mechanic training school seek further specialization in a specific type of machinery or vehicle. Do you want to service compact cars or farm tractors?


4. Become a mechanic to sell auto parts

Parts dealers need experienced graduates of mechanic school to help provide customers with the parts they need to bring their repair projects to fruition.


5. Become a mechanic to service heavy machinery on a construction site, in a warehouse or in an industrial setting.

Some aspiring mechanics sign up for an auto mechanic course because they would like to repair and maintain such heavy machinery as fork lifts on job sites.


6. Specialize in tune ups.

It’s also possible after school, to specialize in providing cars and trucks with tune ups. This kind of mechanic needs to remind his or her customers of the need for regular automobile maintenance.


7. Become a mechanic who specializes in electric car repair.

As different jurisdictions across North America make arrangements to install more charging stations for electric cars, demand for specially trained mechanics, who learned how to take care of electric cars while they were pursuing their auto mechanic course, could grow.


8. Become a mechanic instructor at school.

Typically this career path is pursued in conjunction with another specialty. Most teachers at these kinds of school have some real-life experience under their belt before they take a position in the classroom.


9. Become a mechanic who repairs one make of car or truck.

Those who specialize in the repair and maintenance of one make of car or truck may find employment in a dealership or a specialty repair shop.


10. Become a mechanic to become a transmissions specialist.

Whether you decide to specialize in an industry, type of vehicle or kind of repair, specializing is one proven way to nurture your career.


Visit Canadian Automotive & Trucking Institute for more information on mechanic school.