Trades and Services
While many people think automatically of the automotive industry when they think of a trade or service occupation, the reality is that this industry offers career options across a broad spectrum of job titles such as sales, installation and repair, administrative, supervisory, support and even accounting.
Service industries can include those who work in food service or offer services like cleaning or pet care just to mention a few. Here's a roundup of some of the best information available on job options in these areas.
If you are thinking about getting a job in automotive industry, be aware that except for those planning to go the path of an automotive service technician, the job prospects will continue to be weak. The BLS's economic prediction for the industry is it will continue to decline. Increased government regulations and intrusion, mergers and acquisitions, and the forced dealerships closings nationwide are contributing factors.
Candidates for automotive sales careers will have the best competitive edge if they possess a college degree or the equivalent and related experience.
In the retail arena (goods and services), the BLS predicts that 84 percent of the job prospects will fall in the sales and support categories. Growth should be steady in spite of the weak economy.