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OWNER, AUTO SHOP: Buy Into The Business At A Young Age

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Paul owns an automative shop, and has been with the company for 34 years. He grew up on a farm and learned how to fix equipment at a very young age -- a skill that has served him very well. He only wishes that he has bought into the business at a younger age and recommends anyone interested in the field to do just that.

Job Title: Owner, Automotive Shop

Job Summary: General and Operations Managers

Job Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.

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None

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Institute of Certified Professional Managers.

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Average salary
Average salary
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$45,000 - $145,000
Projected job growth
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0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Leadership ability, Organizational skills, Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Detail oriented, People skills, Public speaking ability

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