Tire Technicians

Tire technicians, employed by tire manufacturers, test tires to determine their strength, durability (how long they will last), and any defects in their construction. According to the market research group IBISWorld, there were approximately 364 tire manufacturers in operation in the United States, with nearly 50,000 employees, as of April 2016.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Test tires to determine their strength and durability, and for any defects in their construction
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
School Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Internship
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Hands On
  • Technical
Skills
  • Building/Trades
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Tire Test Engineer or Information Processor
  • Tire Testing Supervisor
  • Experienced Tire Technician
  • Entry-Level Tire Technician

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