Getting Started as an Diesel Mechanic


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What do Diesel Mechanics do?

Diesel mechanics are the backbone of the economy. They keep trucks, busses, trains and equipment on the road and on the job. If a truck is out of service for any period of time then the company isn’t making money. Because of this unique demand many diesel mechanics are well compensated and given endless opportunities for overtime hours. It’s not rare for a diesel mechanics to work 7 days a week if he wants to.

Diesel Mechanic Career Highlights:

  • Work with large trucks and heavy equipment
  • Work with your hands
  • Fix things that make money
  • New challenges daily
  • Ability to specialize

How Much do Diesel Mechanics Make?

Entry Level: $40,000 
Salary for higher skilled diesel mechanics: $50,000 – $60,000 
Management opportunities $100,000+
Salary Source [CHRON]

Types of Diesel Mechanic Jobs:

  • Commercial Repair Tech
  • Marine Tech
  • Railroad Tech
  • Small Diesel Engine Mechanic
  • Fixed Diesel Engine Mechanic (Generators, etc)

Diesel Mechanic Schools:

  • Universal Tech Institute
  • Jumpstart your Auto Tech Career! Call to Enroll at a UTI School.

Programs:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Motorcycle
  • Marine
  • And more...
Locations: Sacramento

Get a hands-on education at Lincoln Tech. Designed for today’s tough job market, our in-depth programs cover many fields including: Health Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Hospitality, Automotive Technology, HVAC Technology and Electrical Systems Technology. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Programs vary by campus.

Programs:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Diesel Technology
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing
Locations: Indianapolis

PUT YOUR CAREER IN GEAR

If you enjoy working with your hands and are looking for a rewarding career, contact Advanced Technology Institute, located in Virginia Beach, VA!

ATI offers NATEF/ASE Master Certified Automotive Technology programs, is approved for Veterans, and is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify and graduate employment services are also offered.

Programs:

  • Automotive Technology - Diploma
  • Diesel/Heavy Vehicle Technology w/ Service Management - Associate's
  • Diesel/Heavy Vehicle Technology - Diploma
Locations: Virginia Beach
Stratford Career Institute can help you earn your diploma from home in as little as six months, thanks to their proven study methods.

Programs:

  • Auto Mechanics
  • Small Engine Repair

At YTI Career Institute, we are your beacon—brightening your future outlook and lighting your path to a rewarding career. As a YTI student, you’ll enjoy five advantages:

1. Industry-modeled training in Trades and Technical, Computers, Business, Medical, Culinary Arts or Criminal Justice.

2. Accelerated programs you can complete in as few as 9 months.

3. Energized, student-centered faculty who provide personalized instruction.

4. Financial Aid assistance for those who qualify.

5. Career Services assistance through your Career Services Specialist.

Programs:

  • Motorsports Technology - Diploma
Locations: York

Aviation Institute of Maintenance schools are distinguished institutes committed to the education and personal enrichment of each student interested in the Aviation Industry. Students can succeed in our collegiate environment when properly motivated and taught to set goals in furthering their education. All aspects of our mechanic school are enriched with creating an atmosphere conducive to learning, while instilling a high degree of business ethics and professionalism.

Programs:

  • Aviation Maintenance Technician
  • Aviation Maintenance Technical Engineer
Locations: Manassas
Get the hands-on training and skills it takes to succeed with Ashworth College, a respected, worldwide leader in distance education. Study at the times and places most convenient for you.

Programs:

  • Gunsmithing
Start your rewarding career in trucking at CDS Tractor Training School. Choose to study full time or part time at our Woodford, VA campus.

Programs:

  • Class "B" Training and Bus Training
  • Class "A" Training
Locations: Woodford

Centura College, with campus locations in Virginia, South Carolina and Florida, is dedicated to helping students gain the skills and attitudes necessary to succeed. Drawing from over 30 years of career school experience.

Programs:

  • Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning
Locations: Richmond
All-State Career can train you for an exciting career in the trucking industry. Prepare for a lifetime of job security, good income and benefits, and more. * Programs vary by location * Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Programs:

  • Class A CDL Driving Programs
Locations: Kearneysville