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Are auto mechanics satisfied with their jobs?

I'm considering trying to become an auto mechanic, but first, a few questions are in order. Is the environment in which you work very noisy? Is it relatively safe? For how long did you have to go to school to become a mechanic? Would you say you make enough money? And finally, how satisfied are you with your job?

Asked By: wa739 - 1/19/2009
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union jobs are going the way of the dinosaur. only non-union and less paid mech jobs out there. no one can afford dealers prices. non0union means a dirty, noisy place to work, not well heated or cooled.
Answered By: grayhambone - 1/19/2009
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Noisy - yes Safe - sorta School - maybe a year Money - depends Satisfied - depends what you're looking for in a job...
Answered By: sminthian1980 - 1/19/2009
 
You won't make alot working for a dealer. I know two guys who went to school to be mechanics. One of them was a Diesel mechanic and did pretty well (over 20 bucks an hour). He hated being dirty all the time and found a new career. The second guy worked for a Ford dealer, and only got paid when there was work to do. In... More
Answered By: Jonny B - 1/19/2009
 
it can be noisy, injeries are possible but not that often, it depends on the school you go to. some give degrees or deplomas and some give short courses. short courses might help as well. Yes they do make decent salary. good mechanics are hard to find. I am almost never satisfied with their job, they've done a... More
Answered By: Mano - 1/19/2009
 
BE a specialty mechanic Like BMW,Mercedes,Saab,Jaguar,Acura,Lexus.These are some of the Highest paid techs...Good money,Mostly noisy and 4 yrs apprenticeship...Or you could work for UPS,Fedex and the Freeway State workers ,they pay great...and real easy work..Most of the Utility companies have fleet vehicles and offer... More
Answered By: Filipino Duncan - 1/19/2009
 
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