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.

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Advanced Technology Institute

5700 Southern Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
United States

The Associate in Occupational Science (A.O.S.) degree program in Automotive Technology offers training in the practical aspects of automotive maintenance and repair with emphasis on logical diagnostics procedures and effective repair methods. The Associate in Occupational Science (A.O.S.) degree program in Automotive Technology offers training in the practical aspects of automotive maintenance and repair with emphasis on logical diagnostics procedures and effective repair methods.

Advanced Training Institute

5150 South Decatur Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89118
United States

The Automotive Tech program at ATI offers a comprehensive, focused education from an accredited school. ATI’s Auto Tech program teaches the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to begin an entry-level career in the automobile service industry. The Automotive Tech program at ATI offers a comprehensive, focused education from an accredited school. ATI’s Auto Tech program teaches the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to begin an entry-level career in the automobile service industry.

Alfred State College of Technology

2530 River Road
Wellsville, NY 14895
United States

Our program provides instruction as well as practical, hands-on experience to students interested in a variety of automotive trades, including automotive service, autobody repair, truck and diesel service, and motorsports. Our program provides instruction as well as practical, hands-on experience to students interested in a variety of automotive trades, including automotive service, autobody repair, truck and diesel service, and motorsports.

Allegany College of Maryland


Cumberland, MD 21502
United States

Our Automotive Technology program offers you superior training on today's increasingly advanced vehicles. With our small class sizes, you'll receive personalized attention and instruction. Our Automotive Technology program offers you superior training on today's increasingly advanced vehicles. With our small class sizes, you'll receive personalized attention and instruction.

American River College


Sacramento, CA 95841
United States

Latest in high tech equipment. Hands-on training! ARC is an accredited WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) college. Latest in high tech equipment. Hands-on training! ARC is an accredited WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) college.

Dealerships By the Numbers

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