Auto jobs take in a range of specific job titles. They may include sales, maintenance, collision repair, computer programming, and other jobs that relate to the auto industry. When you think of auto jobs, however, the first thing that comes to mind may be positions dealing with the repair and maintenance of vehicles. A maintenance mechanic's normal duties include:
Performing diagnostics on vehicles to discover the causes of odd noises or faulty performance;
Carrying out routine maintenance such as oil changes and tire rotations;
Interacting with customers to explain the work a vehicle requires;
And double-checking work to make sure that vehicles are safe to drive.
Auto Jobs Education Requirements
The education requirements for auto jobs vary depending on job title. A maintenance mechanic may need a high school diploma as well as a certificate from an auto mechanic program. Some mechanics may receive extensive on-the-job training. Some positions may require certifications from car manufacturers.
Other auto jobs, such as those in auto body repair, or automotive design, may have different educational requirements.
Auto Job Market
The market for auto jobs is fair across Canada, but it is stronger in some places than in others. For example, in Alberta, this occupation has moderate levels of unemployment, and a moderate number of people will retire in coming years. In New Brunswick, however, the unemployment rate for auto mechanics is higher.
Auto Jobs Salary Information
Some auto jobs offer higher pay than others. An auto mechanic can expect to make between C$13 and C$33 per hour. An automotive engineer may take in between C$24 and C$57 per hour. An auto detailer can make between C$10 and C$22 per hour. Location also plays a role in wage; the median wage for auto mechanics is higher in Alberta than in British Columbia or Manitoba.