Automotive Technician Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Automotive Technician?

Automotive Technician in Kirkland:
"Consider the the cost."
I have done well for myself over the last ten years as a technician. Hard work, attention to detail and caring for your customers are most important. The other thing to remember is that all your friends and family become your best friends just remember you can say No. Work in the field wears on your body. Standing all day, back problems develop a reliance on ibeprophen. Tool costs do add up if you work at a shop that you provide a large amount of the tools. There is always a new car with new specialty tools. The fear of getting behind technology is always a challenge to keep up. You need to enjoy providing a service and have your reputation on the line everyday with every nut and bolt you touch.

Automotive Technician in Wytheville:
"The expenses of buying tools to do the job."

Automotive Technician in Columbus:
Pros: Flat Rate Pay. Work at own pace. Not hassled about brakes as long as you manage them accordingly.
Cons: Shop is unprepared as a company. Lacking major utilities needed to complete jobs causing us to turn away work and making for a slower work week. Certain things that should be provided aren't there. With few hours stress is cause through money struggles.

Automotive Technician in Madison:
"Car lover."
If you love cars dont make it tour job.

Automotive Technician in Drexel Hill:
"Overworked and Under Payed."
Pros: Anticipating learning something new.
Cons: Not learning new things.

Automotive Technician in Maryland:
"Sucks."
Pros: I wish I could say but not much to say.
Cons: Like I said not a lot to say about this place.

Automotive Technician in Williamsburg:
"Overworked underpaid."
Great job, hectic and fast paced but sometimes slow just love to have full staff.