Automotive Technology Teachers

Auto Technology Teacher and Student

Automotive technology teachers instruct students regarding automotive-related subjects at high schools and colleges and universities. They lecture classes, conduct hands-on instruction in repair shops and laboratories, and create and grade examinations. They also may conduct research, write for publications, and aid in administration.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Teach automotive-related subjects at high schools and technical schools
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Speech
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Part-time automotive work; prior teaching experience
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Helpful
  • Technical
  • Computer
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Teaching
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Principal or Department Head or Professor of Automotive Technology Engineering
  • Automotive Technology Teacher
  • Student Teacher

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