Automotive Industry Workers

Automotive Worker on Assembly Line

Automotive industry workers are the people who work in the parts production and assembly plants of automobile manufacturers. Their labor involves work from the smallest part to the completed automobiles. Automotive industry workers read specifications, design parts, build, maintain, and operate machinery and tools used to produce parts, and assemble the automobiles.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Build and help design cars and commercial vehicles
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but many assembly plants are located in the Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Mathematics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience On-the-job training
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Hands On
  • Technical
  • Business Management
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Plant Director
  • Supervisor
  • Automotive Industry Skilled Worker
  • Helper or Unskilled or Semiskilled Worker