Automotive Industry Workers

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.

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

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