Heavy Duty Truck Technology


According to ISEEK, Minnesota's career, education and job resource, employment for diesel engine specialists and truck and bus mechanics is expected to grow 13.9 percent in Minnesota by the year 2020, which is above the statewide average. ISEEK: "This career attracts many people because of the high wages and the challenging work. Opportunities are good for those who have attended formal training programs. Those who have not attended these programs may have tougher competition for entry-level jobs."

Major employers operate virtually everywhere in the nation and include local and long-distance trucking companies, local government motor pools, automotive and truck repair shops, motor vehicle, parts, and supply dealers, and vehicle rental companies.

Potential Job Titles

  • Certified Mechanic
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • General Repair Mechanic
  • Journeyman Bus Mechanic
  • Transit Mechanic
  • Transportation Mechanic
  • Diesel Technician
  • Fleet Mechanic
  • Medium/Heavy Truck Mechanic  

Salary Data *

  • Average Wage: $22.57/hour
  • Top Earners: $29.23/hour

* Source: ISEEK: Minneapolis-St. Paul seven-county metro area

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