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Do you ever regret becoming a mechanic, for whatever reason.

I'm a Junior in high school and I'm trying to figure out what I want to do for the rest of my life. I'm thinking about becoming a mechanic.

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Jose’s Answer

Being a mechanic is not a bad thing! I took several automotive courses in college and worked on all kinds of cars from simple maintenance to more intensive repairs. The automotive industry is always changing and cars from the 80's and 90's are different than today's. Lots more technology and electronics are being incorporated and a lot of manufacturers are shifting toward electronic vehicles. There will always be a demand for this field!

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Waldir’s Answer

I started my carrer as Mechanic on high school. It was a Technical degree. Later on, I got degree in Automobilistic Mechanical Engineering.
I never regreted my options of Mechanics.
By the way, it is necessary to say that mechanics nowadays, is complete different from the mechanics on 80's, when I got degree.
On actual mechanics basic trainning, you will also have to learn about electronics, programming, digital, etc.... Everything is linked.
You will not be an specialist on electronics, but you will need to know basic concepts.
You will have computers as a regular tool and it is possible that you need to program moduls or map motor performance.
There are also some new career like Mechatronic, that mix both, electronics and mechanics on the same course, more dedicated to industries.
I hope I could contribute.
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Christian’s Answer

I’d say if you are going to do it, go into diesel mechanics. Thats where the money is at. I didn’t want to at first because I love hot rods and high performance but diesel makes the money.
I don’t regret it because it’s what I like to do, but at times it is unnecessarily stressful.
Mechanics is not a bad profession, but you have to be dedicated to succeed in it