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OIL TECHNICIAN,IN-DEPTH: Didn't Attend College After High School

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Yuri is an Oil Technician that works at Jiffy Lube. Yuri tells us he made the decision not to attend college after high school. Yuri goes into detail about what he likes/dislikes about his job, key career decisions he made, work-life balance and the difficulty of getting a job in his industry.

Job Title: Oil Technician
Employer: Jiffy Lube

Job Summary: Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Job Description

Automotive service technicians and mechanics, often called service technicians or service techs, inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks.

On-the-Job Training

Long-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all technicians who buy or work with refrigerants to be licensed in proper refrigerant handling. Formal test preparation is not required, but many trade schools, unions, and employer associations offer training programs designed for the EPA exam.

Certification Requirement
Required by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$20,000 - $60,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
15 to 25 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Military
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Technical skills, Likes working with hands

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanics
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