Can't Decide which Auto Career to Pursue? Here are 4 that are In-Demand Right Now!
September 15, 2015
It can be difficult to decide on an automotive career when there are so many to choose from. Whether you want to work on fast engines or sell the country’s most popular models, Canada’s automotive industry offers some of the most exciting and rewarding career opportunities that any trained professional could ask for.
This is one of the most interesting times Canada’s auto industry has ever seen. Not only are vehicle sales high and still climbing, new automotive technology, such as advanced safety features, infotainment systems, and next-generation hybrid and electric cars, are reshaping the auto world as we know it.
With all of these new developments, it’s no doubt that there’s a high demand for talented workers in every area of the field—from the showroom to the garage.
If you’re interested in an auto career, but are not sure which area would be a good fit, read on to learn more about some of the industry’s most in-demand careers.
An Auto Career in Sales & Leasing For Communications Experts
By deciding to pursue an auto career in the sale and leasing of vehicles, you’ll have the thrilling opportunity to work with some of your favorite brands. Auto salespeople get to study the specs and characteristics of the models sold at the dealerships for which they work. This helps them know exactly what will meet the needs of buyers who walk into the showroom.
With the combination of a good salary and solid commission, this career choice offers you high earning potential. You’ll get to discuss cars and trucks with you customers as well as take them for test drives and help them to decide on financing options.
A Career in Auto Detailing For Those Who Appreciate Appearances
In this automotive career, you’ll be responsible for making cars look their best—inside and out. Auto detailers are employed by both new and used car dealerships as well as garages and specialty shops. These pros are experts in making vehicle bodies, interiors, and engines truly shine.
By using a wide range of cleaning equipment and products, these skilled pros are capable of cleaning and reconditioning vehicles so that they are ready for the showroom or to be delivered to customers.
An Automotive Career as an Operations Specialist For Born Leaders
As an operations specialist, you’ll have a say in what goes on behind the scenes of a dealership, garage, body shop, or retail parts store.
Operations specialists are the professionals who are often responsible for coordinating parts orders, managing inventory, supervising and training service department employees, and communicating with customers regarding pricing estimates and more.
In a rewarding operations specialist career, you’ll play a key role in maximizing the efficiency of the service department by increasing revenue and helping build a strong team.
An Auto Career As A Mechanic For Those Who Prefer Hands-on Work
If you are interested in learning more about the ins and outs of cars and would like to work on engines, transmissions and drivetrains, then why not learn how to become a mechanic?
Auto mechanics are trained to inspect and repair the many systems found in vehicles, including engines, electrical systems, and computer systems. As a mechanic, you’d typically be responsible for working on general auto repairs. You might also find specialized work with shops that focus primarily on specific components of a vehicle.
Now that you have a better understanding of some great auto career paths, why not check out our training programs? Visit ATC for more information or to speak with an advisor.
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