Career Opportunities

Automotive Technology

Job opportunities for an automotive technician are plentiful. Related industry jobs include: 

  • General Automotive Service Technician
  • Engine Performance Specialist    
  • Automotive Emissions Specialist
  • Automotive Powertrain Specialist
  • Automotive Engine Rebuilding Specialist
  • Suspension and Alignment Specialist
  • Automotive Service Writer/Manager
  • Parts House Manager

Trained technicians are in great demand for outstanding job opportunities in all aspects of automotive service and repair. Technicians possessing state licenses such as Smog, Lamp or Brake are in especially high demand with hourly rates ranging from $10 - $15 for entry-level positions. Journey level positions earn $15 to $24 per hour on average.

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Brent Jordan

Brent Jordan
Fire Academy Student

"I chose the fire technology program at Allan Hancock because of what it can provide for me. It's giving me a step above the other academies and throughout the state. Graduates of this academy have gone on to be the chiefs and the captains that are going to be hiring us, so when we go in for interviews by being able to say that we graduated at this academy they know what we've experienced. Allan Hancock College has provided me with the physical and mental capabilities through the classroom training we do each day and the physical training we do each morning. This academy pushes you to your boundaries and then you begin to work on those weaknesses; your weaknesses then become your strengths so you're actually growing as a person. Allan Hancock has made a difference in my life it's really taught me who I am and where I want to be."
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Last Modified Jan 21, 2014