Laurie Pritchard, Ed. S., M.A.T.
In retail you may work on commission so you have the opportunity to make more money than your base wage. Working at a school district or for a city (depending on where you live), can have stability and good benefits, without the stress of being on commission. So many opportunities are out there for mechanics!
Nowadays most auto has electronics so basic computer knowledge is essential.
More care will be EV or Hybrid so pursue to specialize in this field.
Many dealers may offer the training program for specific set of cars. once you finish your certification or assoc degree.