Potential Career Outcomes for Automotive Technicians

Potential Career Outcomes for Automotive Technicians - UEI College

If you have decided that you want to be an automotive technician, there is training that you will need to undergo to ensure you are ready to get underneath a car and repair it. Automotive technicians work on vehicles and ensure they are in good working order for their customers.

As you can imagine, automotive technicians work in all types of weather conditions and are responsible for working on all types of vehicles including a variety of makes, models, and types. One day you may find yourself working on a hybrid and the next making repairs to a traditional gasoline engine.

Automotive technicians are needed and heavily relied on as people need help when their vehicle breaks down, is letting out an odd sound, or is in need of maintenance. The average salary of an automotive technician is $19.57 per hour according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Below, we will talk about some of the career outcomes, general duties, and training needed for automotive technicians. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to one of the UEI advisors today.


There are many different job titles automotive technicians can hold, with minor discrepancies in the work performed by each job title.  As you look for career opportunities, do make sure you explore some of these additional job titles because you will likely be qualified for them as well.

Common job titles and career outcomes for automotive technicians:

  • Auto Technician
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Dealer Auto Service Technician
  • Service Writer
  • Retail Parts Associate
  • Parts Specialist
  • Independent Shop Auto Technician
  • Performance Engine and Suspension Tuning
  • Preventative Maintenance Technician
  • Alternative Fuels Technician


As we mentioned above, automotive mechanics have similar job titles but perform the same job duties as one another. Sometimes, some titles will lead to more responsibility, but, in general, entry-level automotive technicians can find themselves working under any of the titles above.

Some of the job duties of an automotive technician include:

  • Maintenance of vehicles
  • Inspections of vehicles
  • Diagnoses vehicles
  • Repairs vehicles
  • Orders and replaces parts as needed

If you work for a dealership as an automotive technician, you will likely find that the dealership has specific steps for you to follow to ensure a vehicle is in good working order. These checklists include inspections of the vehicle and the most critical areas of the vehicle that may experience issues as the vehicle reaches certain mileage milestones.


Most employers prefer students have undergone some type of training. UEI College offers a career training automotive technician program that is geared to provide you with the training and skills needed to be successful in any entry-level role.

In our program, you will learn how to diagnose vehicles and have an understanding the way an engine, brakes, and transmissions work. Our program can be completed in as few as 10 months and employers recognize our program and know that our students come out ready to work.


UEI College is here to help you succeed. If you are thinking about training to become an automotive technician, we want to talk to you. Our program allows you to train in an automotive lab that puts your skills and training to the test.

If you would like to learn more about our program or you would like to take a tour of our campus, please reach out to one of our advisors today!

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