Explore Career Paths

Explore Career Paths

The modern car or truck dealership provides a wide variety of unique and challenging careers to meet the interests and skill levels of almost anyone.

Service Careers

Hands-On Opportunities

Workers in automotive maintenance and repair are an integral part of auto and truck dealerships. These careers provide excellent compensation and offer a wide variety of employee benefits.

  • Service technicians and mechanics service, diagnose, adjust and repair vehicles.

  • Automotive body technicians repair and finish vehicle bodies, straighten bent body parts, remove dents, and replace crumpled parts that are beyond repair.

 

Sales Careers

Lead the Way

While the showroom salesperson might be the public face of most dealerships, there are many types of sales positions.

  • Have a career in vehicle sales, internet sales, aftermarket sales, leasing and renting.

  • Careers may be divided further into sub-categories: executives, managers, and specialists.

  • Some dealerships also have separate sales teams for consumer and commercial vehicles.

Parts Careers

Be a Crucial Component

In support of the service department, parts salespeople supply vehicle parts to technicians and repairers. They also sell replacement parts and accessories to the public.

  • Parts managers run the parts department and keep with up inventory.

  • They display and promote sales of parts and accessories and deal with garages and other repair shops seeking to purchase parts.

Office Careers

Reveling in the Day-to-Day

Dealership office jobs come in many shapes and sizes and keep the day-to-day operations of the dealership humming.

  • Positions include bookkeeping, accounting and auditing staff, general office clerks, office managers and administrative support staff, inventory control personnel, finance and insurance experts, and more.

  • Management positions are often filled by promoting workers with years of related experience.

Dealerships By the Numbers

+400,000
Number of Dealerships Jobs Nationwide
+$61,067
Average Services Technician Salary
+16,500
New-Car Dealerships

Economic Impact of Dealerships in Your State

Dealership careers are available in virtually every community in America. View data for each state to discover the number of local dealerships, average compensation, and more.

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