Jobs for Automotive Technology Degree Graduates
The automotive industry is one of the largest industries in the United States. In fact, for every worker directly employed by an automaker, nearly seven spin-off jobs are created including those in dealerships and service centers.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, with more consumers buying cars, more automotive technology jobs will be created for workers who can perform basic car maintenance and repair. More entry-level workers will be needed to do oil changes and replace worn brakes.
In addition, since the average lifespan of vehicles is increasing, this will increase the demand for repair services, especially post-warranty work. The increased use of advanced technology in automobiles will also lead to new opportunities for repair technicians, especially those with specialized skills or certifications.
Workers with expertise in certain makes or models of cars, or with an advanced understanding of certain systems, such as hybrid-fuel technology, will also be in high demand.