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7 Best Jobs in the Auto Industry That You Never Considered

 

7 Best Jobs in the Auto Industry That You Never Thought Of

When you think about working in the automotive industry, chances are good that you think about jobs like selling cars, or repairing them. However, there’s much more on offer than becoming a salesperson or a mechanic. In fact, you’ll find a wide range of job options in the auto industry that have nothing to do with repairs or sales.

  • Detailing – One of the jobs you may have never considered is becoming an automotive detailer. While it’s definitely physical work, there’s a lot to be said for it. You are able to provide a valuable service for your customers from cleaning car mats to revitalizing a car’s paint job, you get to enjoy time outdoors and you are able to enjoy a job with measurable results. If a job behind a desk isn’t for you, but you don’t have much skill or interest in turning wrenches, consider a position as a detailer.

     
  • Aftermarket Accessory Sales – Selling auto parts is a pretty common thing, but you can take it one step further. You can specialize in aftermarket auto accessories. Whether you decide to go the “tuning” route and sell low profile tires, wing spoilers and body kits or opt for high performance accessories, this can be a good career path.

     
  • Accessory Installation – Selling accessories is one thing. Installing them is something else altogether. Many mechanic shops don’t install aftermarket accessories, and you can make a living doing what they won’t. You can open a small shop in your garage, or you might offer to come to your customers. Of course, you’ll need to have the right tools and a bit of knowhow, but this can be a rewarding career choice.

     
  • Car Show Organizer – Do you love cars, but don’t really want to get involved in mechanic work? Consider becoming a car show organizer. Car shows are immensely popular, from those massive auto auctions and nationally televised shows to local events for your community. Getting involved in organizing shows makes you an integral part of the automotive world, lets you explore your passion and doesn’t involve turning a single wrench.

     
  • Automotive Graphic Design – Do you love cars and have knowledge of graphic design? If so, there are numerous jobs available for you. You can work with an automaker to design car models and components. You can work with aftermarket accessory manufacturers to design their products. You can work with vehicle wrap companies to design vinyl advertising wrap graphics – the options are limitless.

     
  • Automotive Delivery – How do cars get to the dealership? While some are driven in as trade-ins by their owners, most of them are delivered. If you have a truck driving license or want to get involved with driving, there are numerous delivery jobs available. Every dealership in the nation has to have new cars delivered, and you can turn that to your advantage.

     
  • Pit Crew – Racing is an integral part of the automotive world. While you might not want to become a racecar driver, there are other jobs available. For instance, if you have the skills, you can become part of a racing pit crew. You’ll get to work hands on with some of the most advanced automotive technology in the world and will play an integral role in this incredibly popular sport.

These are only a few of the job options out there that don’t involve working as a mechanic or becoming a salesperson. Whether you decide to open your own detailing service, become part of a pit crew or install aftermarket accessories, you’ll find a broad swath of career options that can let you work with automobiles in a variety of capacities.


Written By: Don Elfrink, the owner of AutoMatStore, AutoMatStore focuses on all-weather, logo, carpeted and molded car mats 

 
Chris Costner
Thanks for sharing your post Don. I must say I am still a little confused from the title and the content. Yes the automobile industry is a great place to work in many capacities. I definitely agree. What else am I missing here?
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