Automotive Service Technician

Automotive Service Technicians perform preventative maintenance, diagnose faulty operations and repair vehicles and light trucks.

Key Skills IconKey skills

  • Good hearing, eyesight and manual dexterity
  • Mechanical aptitude and interest
  • Ability to keep up-to-date with changing technology

Working Conditions IconWorking conditions

  • Sometimes noisy and dirty
  • Evening, weekend or holiday work may be required
  • Risk of injury
  • Exposure to exhaust fumes

Is it a good fit? IconCareer potential*

  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Shop Foreman
  • Service Manager
  • Dealer General Manager

*May require additional education.

Related or similar careers

  • Agricultural Equipment Technician
  • Auto Body Technician
  • Heavy Equipment Technician

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Average SAIT graduate employment rate (2017)*
*Automotive Service Technology


Average salary (Alberta)*


Median SAIT graduate salary (2017)*
*Automotive Service Technology

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