Q: Mechanic as a career?

asked by on May 19, 2016

I'm a teenager, 15. I'm looking for a job with money. Any advice?

If you’re interested in cars, you might want to train to become a mechanic. The guys at YourMechanic were telling me that, for qualified mechanics, pay rates start at $40 an hour. Of course, you are not a qualified mechanic yet since you are only 15. But you might go and take some courses and learn to become a qualified mechanic. Try shadowing a mechanic or watch someone working on cars to see if this is something you’d like.

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