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What kind of education should I get to pursue being a mechanic?

I've always enjoyed working on cars and I want to make a career out of it. I'm not sure though exactly what kind of education or certifications places expect you to have in order to get a good paying job. Also it would help to know what kind of jobs I should get to build up experiance or to get my foot in the door for other jobs. thanks in advance.

Asked By: The Best Answer - 1/11/2007
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One route is the US military in vehicle maintenance. You will get around three to five months technical training and on-the-job apprenticeship. The Air Force will also foot the bill for ASE certifications you pursue while on active duty.
Answered By: Spenix - 1/11/2007
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technology school that offers these type of classes.
Answered By: Shelly R - 1/11/2007
 
If you are in high school, check out your local schools, one of them may have a auto shop program - my son took that in high school 10 years ago and rebuilt a 1979 Chevette in the 3 years he was at the school -- so when he finished school he had a well built little car to go to college in - where he got into the... More
Answered By: handbag - 1/11/2007
 
Go for Engineering in Automobiles to fulfill your interest and to get better job.
Answered By: thinkpose - 1/11/2007
 
I can tell you straight away the same as i have told all my apprentices and prospects who ask the same question... More
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Answered By: bazbikes49 - 1/11/2007
 
you should look into ASE certification school. check their website for more info. I also know that Wyotech is supposed to be a very good auto school.
Answered By: Kyle M - 1/11/2007
 
the best thing to do is go to the school of hard knocks just get a job in a dealership as a porter or car jockey. and work your way through the ranks. go from porter to lube tech, then train under some one. but tech school is a waste of money, most tech's in a dealership came up from the bottom. and tech school is a... More
Answered By: mike m - 1/11/2007
 
Hey Best... More
Answered By: cadet - 1/11/2007
 
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