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Automotive Technician

Automotive technicians test drive vehicles and test components and systems using equipment such as infrared engine analyzers, compression gauges, and computerized diagnostic devices. They troubleshoot problems and perform repairs on automotive systems including ignition, emission control, brakes, electrical, and suspension. They provide vehicle maintenance services such as tuning engines or replacing parts that wear out like spark plugs, batteries, fuel filters, and oil filters. They often work in a team and continue learning new skills over their entire career.

Career Details

Degree Type: Associate Degree

Field: Applied Technology

County: Travis and Williamson

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Automotive Technology (ACC)
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Career Driven Skills Needed:

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Critical thinker, self-motivated, trainable, punctual, good customer service, trained in automotive services, brakes, oil and gas, suspension, transmission, and tires

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Average salary for experienced professionals is $47K, entry-level pay starts around $15 an hour