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Bus and Truck and Diesel Engine Mechanics

Job Information

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile or marine diesel engines.


  • In addition to high school course offerings in automotive repair and electronics, programs in diesel engine repair are offered by many community colleges and trade and technical schools.
  • Opportunities are expected to be very good for people who complete formal training programs; applicants without formal training will face competition for jobs.
  • National certification, the recognized standard of achievement, enhances a diesel service technician's advancement opportunities.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $41,640/yr ($20.82/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Some college, no degree