There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a tire mechanic. For example, did you know that they make an average of $19.31 an hour? That's $40,164 a year!
There are certain skills that many tire 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 dexterity, mechanical skills and physical strength.
When it comes to the most important skills required to be a tire mechanic, we found that a lot of resumes listed 25.5% of tire mechanics included customer service, while 22.4% of resumes included battery, and 22.3% of resumes included customer vehicles. 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 tire mechanic job title. But what industry to start with? Most tire mechanics actually find jobs in the retail and transportation industries.
If you're interested in becoming a tire mechanic, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 9.0% of tire mechanics have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 0.5% of tire mechanics have master's degrees. Even though some tire 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 tire mechanic. When we researched the most common majors for a tire mechanic, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on tire mechanic resumes include diploma degrees or bachelor's degree degrees.
You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a tire mechanic. In fact, many tire mechanic jobs require experience in a role such as mechanic. Meanwhile, many tire mechanics also have previous career experience in roles such as cashier or welder.
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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 forklift operator you might progress to a role such as technician eventually. Later on in your career, you could end up with the title service manager.
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The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 25.5% of tire mechanics listed customer service on their resume, but soft skills such as dexterity and mechanical skills are important as well.