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What kind of jobs are there at car dealerships?

I'm a car enthusiast. I'm graduating from college in 6 weeks with a degree in business administration, a minor in accounting, and a minor in computer science. I have 2.5 years experience working for an I.T. department doing PC troubleshooting. I'm not the kind of car enthusiast who fits the greasy-hand, missing teeth, blue collar profile. So I want another way to be around cars - a car dealership. What kind of finance and accounting positions might be a available at a car dealer? Job turnover? Possiblity of openings? Job Security? Salary? Hours? Any information you can give me? I do NOT want to be a salesman.

Asked By: Fiasco - 3/17/2007
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Sadly pretty much all the duties at a car dealership that will pay you what you are now worth (college education) are going to revolve around sales. Sales in a car dealership means lots of hours. I am talking tons of hours....60 in a good week. Possible positions with very little experience in this field are going to... More
Answered By: TONY - 3/17/2007
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I think the higher up the car the less the turnover in any department. I've seen that Mercedes and Volvo tends to have very little turn-over (meaning I have never seen resumes like that cross my desk). But Toyota and Ford and cars that are generally cheaper tend to have a higher turn-over (meaning I see lots of... More
Answered By: zeebarista - 3/17/2007
 
You can rarely mix work with pleasure. If you do, you might end up not liking your hobby so much... More
Answered By: DanaZ - 3/17/2007
 
large, and i mean VERY large car dealerships will have positions in finance and possibly some IT jobs, but most positions at car dealerships will have some sales component to them... More
Answered By: papamoto22 - 3/17/2007
 
just so you know not all mechanics fall under the missing teeth, greasy hand department you sound like a schmuck who couldnt change your own oil anyway. why dont you figure it for yourself since you sound so much smarter then us mechanics anyhow, Gomer.
Answered By: believe me - 3/17/2007
 
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