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The Rewarding and Well-Paying Career as an Automotive Technician

September 23rd, 2022

Can you get a rewarding and well-paying career as an Automotive Technician? The answer is yes! With the proper training of a well-respected school like Pennco Tech, you will be ready to work in a field that is growing every day. You will learn everything you need to know to start maintaining, diagnosing and repairing vehicles with professionalism including engine management, diagnostics, drivetrain systems, and chassis.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) it is estimated that 704,000 automotive service technicians and mechanics were working in 2020 and projects that the auto mechanic job outlook for 2021 through 2030 will remain about the same.

Becoming an automotive technician has never looked better—especially the salary! If you have thought about a career as an automotive technician, now is the time to enroll in the area’s top leading trade school—Pennco Tech. But you do not have to take our word for it…meet Justus and John, recent graduates from our Automotive Technology program at Bristol, PA.

Meet Justus Hamilton
“Getting my Associate’s Degree in Automotive Technology at Pennco Tech was the best decision I ever made,” said Justus. “Today, I am an auto technician at Penske located in Bensalem, PA. I love my job and what I do each day. Every day is different and rewarding. Pennco Tech gave me hands-on training, and the experience to become familiar with industry-standard tools, so I was ready to put my skills to work as a technician. I now make $27 an hour and can afford a nicer lifestyle because of this career opportunity. Thank you, Pennco Tech!”

Meet John Scull
John recently graduated and is working at McGuire Air Force Base, in Fort Dix, NJ. John is now making $39 an hour as an automotive maintenance technician.  “I’ve always enjoyed working with my hands since I was a teenager. I knew one day that this career was for me. Getting a degree in Automotive Technology from Pennco Tech was the best decision ever. If you work hard as I did, it will pay off. Pennco Tech’s instructors were awesome and very helpful. They made my career journey even more enjoyable,” adds John.

Once you have some experience under your belt, there are many other career paths such as a fleet maintenance supervisor or maintenance manager. The only limits in your career are the ones set by yourself. Before graduating, students can attend career fairs where they can meet with local and national companies and be interviewed right there on the spot. Pennco Tech’s Career Services staff helps students with their resumes, interview coaching techniques, customized job search, job fair awareness, and lifetime career assistance.

So, yes, this is a perfect time to become an automotive technician. If you are ready to get your hands dirty, contact us today to schedule your campus tour. Call 215-785-0111.


‘I got it!!!!!I got it!’, Anthony said as he raced into the Career Services Office. He was talking about his new job. Hired by a former graduate of Pennco Tech, Anthony will begin his new career with a two-day OSHA training course.

Anthony Z. - Air Conditioning/Heating Graduate

I enjoyed all my teachers. They made it interesting and challenging. I enjoyed going back to school at the age of 48! Career Services was a big help to me. Danielle was great. She helped me with my resume and showed me how to apply. I got the job with Dietz and Watson! Pennco Tech was the right choice for me as I get ready to start my career.

Mark E. - Electrician Graduate

I just wanted to say thank you again for all your help…I just got a full time job at Kennedy Healthcare in Stratford, NJ as a Patient Services Representative. Thank you again.

Maria Z. - Medical Assisting Administrative Graduate