A Career as an Auto Mechanic

Essential Careers

In good times and bad, there are certain careers that remain in steady and even high demand. Auto mechanics are always in high demand, especially as cars become more high-tech and computerized. Increasingly few car owners have the necessary expertise to work on their own cars, even for routine maintenance. This book introduces readers to all the various jobs possible within the field, as well as the range of vehicles and engines mechanics can work on, from lawn mowers and weed whackers to foreign sports cars, city buses, yachts, and even jet fighters and rockets. Most importantly, this book maps out the educational, training, and professional path that should be followed to get the reader to a true safe haven from economic uncertainty.

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Series Review: Essential Careers
"The lively texts and photos in these hi/lo titles provide an in-depth look at familiar, high-demand jobs. The books provide descriptions and information on various kinds of jobs within the field, special skills, training and education, career development, and an employment forecast. References to information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-2009 Edition support the fact that the featured careers are wise options that can withstand economic uncertainty."
--School Library Journal

Series Review: Essential Careers
"This series focuses on a core group of professions that will remain viable choices for young people into the foreseeable future and beyond as these careers provide valuable and necessary services in all communities. The titles feature clear, concise text accompanied by color photographs that show many example of workers in action...A number of helpful resources are included-a glossary of career-specific terms, lists of affiliated groups and organizations, titles for further study, and a link to the publisher's website that will be continuously updated. These short vocational guidance titles offer good, solid introductions."
--Library Media Connection
Library Bound Book List: $36.75 / S&L: $27.60
eBook List: $36.75 / S&L: $27.60

Reading Level: 6

Interest Level: 7-12+

Product type : Library Bound Book
ISBN : 978-1-4358-9471-6
Author : Tamra Orr
Copyright : 2011
Language : English
Category : Careers, Guidance
Pages : 80
Trim : 6 1/2" x 9 1/8"
Dewey : 629.28
Subject : Careers, Guidance
Binding : Library
BISAC : JNF057040, JNF057030
Glossary • Introductory and Epilogue Material • Index • Further Reading • Sidebars • Web Sites • Bibliography • For Further Information Section • Author Biography