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Diesel Mechanics

Overview

Diesel mechanics repair and maintain diesel engines that power trucks, buses, ships, construction and roadbuilding equipment, farm equipment, and some automobiles. They may also maintain and repair nonengine components, such as brakes, electrical systems, and heating and air conditioning. Approximately 251,750 diesel mechanics work in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Problem-Solving

Technical

Career Ladder
Repair Shop Owner or Teacher

Repair Shop Supervisor

Diesel Mechanic

Mechanic Apprentice/Intern

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