Do you want to work with REALLY heavy metal? Do horsepower and torque crank you up? Does dirt under your fingernails indicate a good day's work? Do you want to earn a great living? If you answer YES, you're at the right site.
Recent and on-going changes in technology have intensified the demand for technicians in all phases of the heavy equipment industry. A recent study identified shortages of over 6,000 technician positions among equipment dealers nationwide. Career opportunities are available in construction, agriculture, trucking, mining, waste processing, forestry, marine and industrial engines, and material handling.
Upon graduation, expect to earn in excess of $20,000. Many companies offer comprehensive benefit programs in addition to your base salary. Depending upon company location, your skill level and time in grade, your earnings potential can reach $60,000 to $90,000 or more.