Common Misconceptions About Working as an Auto Mechanic

Though the auto repair industry has evolved immensely in the past few decades, its image dates back to the times cars were first invented. People often think being an auto mechanic means working in an old, dark and dingy garages, breaking their backs over manual labor and arriving at home with grease on your face. While the job still requires some labor, it’s not quite what it used to be back when the Ford Model T was first unveiled.

Nowadays, fixing cars is a high-tech job. Mechanics utilize computers almost as much as they do tools, and with cars’ technology increasing at a rapid pace, so does the auto mechanic’s job. The working conditions are much higher tech today than I think many people understand, too. The diagnostic equipment is state-of-the-art technology and most everything is computerized. It takes skilled, certified people to be a mechanic today, which is why the pay is so competitive.

Additionally, most work environments are the opposite of the old image – they are bright, clean and smart. The age-old stigma of the auto mechanic industry has outgrown itself, and I think it’s time people see it for what it has become – a well-paying, high tech job that has many opportunities right now.

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