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I want to work with cars I really like them but dont know what job would best fit and get paid well yearly what job best suits ideas?

I like cars and do not know what job what best suit me #cars

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John’s Answer

Brandon if you've spent your childhood drawing pictures of cars and have been dreaming about designing cars, then becoming an automotive design engineer might be your dream come true. Start by earning a bachelor's degree, and build a portfolio of work during your time as a student to become a Automotive Design Engineer. Automotive design engineers combine creative aesthetics with a practical understanding of engineering. Designers often interact with mechanical and industrial engineers to create designs feasible for production, and have knowledge of raw materials, engineering techniques and production processes. Automotive design engineers draw by hand and utilize computer design software.

You'll be expected to complete at least a bachelor's degree program. Relevant fields include mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial design and automotive design. Coursework includes design principles, sketching, 3D modeling, design presentation and computer-assisted design. Art and industrial design history and engineering technology courses can provide a beneficial foundation. Employers expect to see a portfolio of a designer's work, which can be developed over the course of a degree program. Automotive design engineering is a combination of art and science; a strong aesthetic sense is needed, as well as a solid grounding in the engineering and materials involved in building cars and their component parts. You can build both sets of skills through a bachelor's degree program while amassing a set of sketches and designs to help prove yourself to employers.

Hope this is helpful Brandon

John recommends the following next steps:

OBTAIN YOUR BACHELOR'S DEGREE – Baccalaureate programs related to the field of automotive design include industrial design, industrial engineering and automotive engineering. An industrial design program usually includes coursework in subjects such as design research methods, design materials and physics. It also usually contains a design studio course. The curriculum in industrial engineering programs may cover topics such as computer science and electronics technology. An automotive engineering program may provide instruction on subjects such as prototype and operational testing and vehicular systems technology.
COMPLETE AN INTERNSHIP – According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, internships may be helpful when seeking a job as an automotive designer. Most bachelor's degree programs offer internship opportunities that can be completed during the school year or over the summer. Developing a portfolio may also be helpful for future job searches. Design studios and internships may allow you the opportunity to create a portfolio of work to show to potential employers during interviews.
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Betty’s Answer

Hi Brandon,

John's answer was spot on and automotive engineering is a technical specialty. If you're more interested in the design, sales, marketing or other types of automotive technology, I recommend that you look into automotive design, working at a dealership in selling cars, working at an automotive company to create campaigns to market cars to consumers or working on the latest advances of battery technology to fuel hybrid or EVs. I don't know where your interests lie, but I'm very excited about EVs and the new designs and cars coming out from Lucid, Rivian, Tesla, GM, Ford, Toyota and practically all car manufacturers. This is the future as far as I'm concerned and having the skills of automotive design coupled with EV will take you very far, career wise!
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Rebecca’s Answer

There are plenty of careers that related to cars. Would you like to drive a car, design a car, fix a car, etc.? All of these careers are related to car but require different qualification or skills. For example:
1. Car Design - You may work for a car manufacturer. It requires mechanical engineering or electrical/electronic engineering skills.
2. Car fix - You may work for a garage. It requires mechanical engineering skills.
3. Drive a Car - Would you like to be a race car driver or other vehicles? It may need to pass some test to obtain the license of the vehicles
4. Car Sales - You may need to acquire Sales/Marketing skills.
Above are some examples only. You can explore more on what car related jobs that you are really interested on and find out the relevant subjects that you can take as your major in your high school and the entry criteria.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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