Life is all about passion, and the beauty in that is the diversity in the things that people are passionate about. For people like you and I, that passion lays in the automotive industry – what’s better than the sound of a German-engineered roar coming from the engine of your favourite Beamer?
As fulfilling as it is being a gear head, the auto industry has many opportunities for those that admire the craft. In this blog, we’re going to take a closer look at the field of automotive electricians; we’ll be looking at what they are and what benefits you’ll get if you decide to become an auto electrician.
What are auto electricians?
Automotive electricians install, maintain, monitor and restore electrical wiring and components in motor vehicles, as well as in related equipment like caravans, trailers, mining equipment and farming tools.
Auto electricians can be found either in dealerships or independent service centres. As car systems become more integrated with digital elements and accessories, the need for auto electricians will only increase in the years to come.
Experienced auto electricians can also sometimes work as independent technicians providing professional work to car owners and service centres.
3 Benefits of being an auto electrician
You can sign up for paid apprenticeship
One of the best advantages of being an auto electrician, albeit an aspiring one, is the option to take on an apprenticeship that you get paid for, all the while doing authentic work and learning as you go. While college students studying different things bury themselves in student debt, aspiring electricians who go through apprenticeships earn an income as they learn.
Auto electricians are in high demand
As the world transitions to electric vehicles, there isn’t a single doubt that the value auto electricians offer will exponentially increase. The need to nurture various components in vehicles has constantly been a crucial factor in making the auto industry profitable.
Auto electricians are treasured in the auto industry; the profession finds itself in a secure position, meaning that people will be abele to pursue their passions in this craft without having to worry too much about a lack of employment opportunities.
The money is good
In general, auto electricians are regarded as some of the world’s highest-paid professionals in the auto business. According to PayaScale. South African auto electricians earn about R96 per hour, which translates to a median salary of about R243 000.
The beauty about this craft is that there are opportunities everywhere. In the United States, a common car electrician’s annual revenue is about $40,495 (R743 239), according to ZipRecruiter. Of course, the level of pay depends on an electrician’s know-how and expertise.