There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a diesel motor mechanic. For example, did you know that they make an average of $18.96 an hour? That's $39,440 a year!
Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 5% and produce 13,800 job opportunities across the U.S.
There are certain skills that many diesel motor mechanics have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed customer-service skills, detail oriented and dexterity.
When it comes to the most important skills required to be a diesel motor mechanic, we found that a lot of resumes listed 65.4% of diesel motor mechanics included electrical systems, while 17.6% of resumes included brake systems, and 16.9% of resumes included fuel systems. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.
When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the diesel motor mechanic job title. But what industry to start with? Most diesel motor mechanics actually find jobs in the government and technology industries.
If you're interested in becoming a diesel motor mechanic, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 12.5% of diesel motor mechanics have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 6.3% of diesel motor mechanics have master's degrees. Even though some diesel motor mechanics have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.
Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a diesel motor mechanic. When we researched the most common majors for a diesel motor mechanic, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on diesel motor mechanic resumes include diploma degrees or associate degree degrees.
You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a diesel motor mechanic. In fact, many diesel motor mechanic jobs require experience in a role such as mechanic. Meanwhile, many diesel motor mechanics also have previous career experience in roles such as diesel mechanic or sales representative.
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In addition to switching up your job search, it might prove helpful to look at a career path for your specific job. Now, what's a career path you ask? Well, it's practically a map that shows how you might advance from one job title to another. Our career paths are especially detailed with salary changes. So, for example, if you started out with the role of diesel mechanic you might progress to a role such as technician eventually. Later on in your career, you could end up with the title maintenance supervisor.
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