Do You Have What It Takes to be an Auto Mechanic?

For a lot of people, they are under the assumption that auto mechanics are “grease monkeys” who like to get dirty, eagerly lie underneath cars, and turn wrenches all day. But in today’s modern world with sophisticated automotive technology, the old stereotype of an auto mechanic is far from the truth. Today’s mechanic is a highly-skilled, and thoroughly-trained problem-solver who is savvy with computers uses various state-of-the-art tools and equipment and can make a six-figure income without going into significant college debt. It’s a career that is becoming popular again.

As of this writing, there is a shortage of young auto mechanics and technicians. Because the lure of high-tech careers in engineering, computer science, and tech development has been so strong for a full generation, many young people want to work for Apple, Google, Facebook, Space X, and the like. These large corporations are recruiting the best of the best, and that’s a great thing.

However, vocational trades have been viewed as “less than” by many would-be engineers. They assumed that auto repair would not be as lucrative or stable as a high-tech industry job. But they’re wrong. A young woman or man who is interested in STEM programs -- science, technology, engineering, and mathematics -- can find joy while problem-solving a complex electrical system in a car, and also know that they are helping our American economy by keeping people safe on the road.

The automotive industry is actively recruiting new hires, and the good news is candidates can begin a solid auto repair career after only two years of school at far less debt than a traditional university. But the question is, do you have what it takes to be an auto mechanic? Take a look at these questions and see if a career in the auto repair industry is right for you.

Do you have a knack for fixing things?
Do you enjoy finding solutions to problems?
Do you enjoy working with software tools, oscilloscopes, and other equipment that can help you pinpoint a problem?
Do you like using technology that assists you with workflow, allowing you to complete tasks more quickly?
Do you like working as an individual in a helpful and supporting team environment?
Do you like helping people?
Do you have a passion for cars, trucks, SUVs, hybrids, diesel, transmissions, electric vehicles, racing, or off-roading?
Do you like knowing that you are making the world a better place, one auto repair at a time?

If you answered yes to the majority of these questions, you might have precisely what it takes to become a successful auto mechanic. Or, perhaps you would make an outstanding manager, service advisor, marketing expert, or customer representative in the auto repair industry. 

American Five Star Auto Repair & Transmission in Tempe, Arizona, is always on the lookout for top automotive talent. Our skilled mechanics have been offering quality services for Tempe drivers for over 25 years, and we welcome you to experience our 5-star customer service for yourself. American Five Star Auto Repair & Transmission is located at 2070 E. Apache Road, Suite 101, Tempe, AZ 85281. If you would like to learn more about working in this industry, we invite you to contact us. We look forward to your visit!


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