Truckipedia Blog Category - Technically Speaking, Being a Technician is a Great Career!

Apr 2023
Truckipedia, Company

What do you want out of your work? If you’re like most people, you want to feel like you’re making a difference, that you have opportunity for growth, that you’re part of a group striving for the same goal and that you’re compensated well for your expertise.

Being a technician checks all these boxes and more! Whether you’re thinking about your first career or contemplating a career shift, we’re here to tell you that being a technician is a great choice, with five reasons straight from the mouths of our team here at First Truck Centre.

  1. Earn as You Learn

“Colleges and universities have sometimes astronomical tuition fees. The trades offer gainful employment while you learn your craft.” – First Truck Service Team Member

Where else but a trade are you paid to learn? Like plumbers, electricians, carpenters and others in the skilled trades, a technician can earn a full-time salary while you hone your craft and grow your skills.

“Nobody can offer the high degree of training that a dealership can in the mechanic and technician fields,” says one of our team members. We agree! If you want to be the best at what you do, stay on top of the latest technologies and continually improve, there is nothing better than a dealership environment.

  1. Feel Wanted

“A technician can literally go anywhere on the planet and be employed.” – First Truck Service Team Member

“I receive a lot of respect when I tell people what I do,” First Truck Service Team Member

Technicians are – and will likely always be – in high demand. It is a trade that has not been affected by trends toward automation. In fact, with technology rapidly changing, specialized technicians are sought after more than ever! So, if you are seeking a career that is secure for the foreseeable future, look no further.

  1. Challenge Yourself

“Being a technician tests your technical and problem-solving skills every day. Especially with technology changing so quickly.” – First Truck Service Team Member

Do you enjoy troubleshooting a problem and then doing the hands-on work to fix the issue? You’ll love being a technician. This trade tests those skills on an ongoing basis and requires you to continually learn about new trucks and technologies on the market, including electric, hydrogen fuel and liquefied natural gas (LNG).

  1. Give Yourself Options

“The skills I have are easily transferable to other areas of my life and other potential careers.” – First Truck Service Team Member

The successful problem-solving skills and hands-on experience you gain as a technician don’t mean you need to stay in the trade forever. What industry isn’t looking for people who can see the big picture, dig into a problem and fix it? Whether you find yourself in this career for four years or 40, everything you learn will benefit you for the rest of your life.

  1. Live the Life You Want

“The compensation for a technician is among the highest in the skilled trades.” – First Truck Service Team Member

Good wages are common to the trades and being a technician is no different. Money doesn’t buy happiness but the ability to provide a quality home life for you and your family is a rewarding feeling. The physically active lifestyle demanded by your hands-on work doesn’t hurt either!

Get Started with Your Career

You’ve heard it straight from our team members. What are you waiting for? Start your technician career with First Truck Centre – Canada’s premier Freightliner and Western Star Heavy Truck Dealership. We would love to have you as part of our family.

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