The best jobs for gearheads

What are the best jobs for people who are obsessed with cars? There are many to choose from, but here are the ones that I think are most interesting.

Car Restorer
Classic cars are becoming more popular with ordinary drivers. That means that people are looking for people who carry out that restoration work. People like the idea of driving a classic car, but they don’t like the idea of driving a car that’s always breaking down. That’s why car restorers are so important. This is the kind of job people can do by themselves, so a lot of self-employed people choose to do it. As long as you have the knowledge and the skills to restore old cars safety, you could make a success of it.

Truck Driver
Trucking is a job that some people truly love. They love the freedom of the open road, and they love the fact that it’s just them, the truck and the road. Of course, it’s not the kind of job for everyone, but it can be a great job for people who love nothing more than driving on the open road. You need to get the right qualifications and licenses before you can take on this kind of job. Once you’ve done that, you can start to search for your very first truck driver job.

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Car Designer
The designers are the people who decide how a car should look and function. Sounds like a pretty cool job, doesn’t it? That’s not to say it’s an easy job though; you have to spend a long time toiling away at the bottom of the chain. And the pay isn’t great to begin with. But if you rise up to the top of the chain, you could be responsible for designing cars for the biggest manufacturers out there. Of course, you’ll be constantly at battle with the money men who run the companies, but it’s still a lot of fun.

Auto Journalist
What could be more fun than being paid to write about the latest cars? Well, that’s exactly what auto journalists get to do. They’re the people who write the articles in your favourite car magazine or website. They get to test drive cars on the track before writing their reviews, and they attend all kinds of car shows, conventions and races. It really is the dream job for a lot of people love cars more than anything else. It’s perfect for people who feel the need to talk about the things they’re passionate about.

Racing Engineer
Within the car racing world, one of the best roles is the engineering role. The engineers are the ones that monitor the performance of the cars and the drivers and make tweaks and changes when necessary. Their job is to make sure that the car is performing as strongly as it should do. Without the engineer, it would be impossible for any race team to win the race. If you ask me, they’re far more important even than the drivers who sit behind the wheel! So, this is one of the greatest jobs in the industry.

This post has been contributed by Ryan Gatt, it may contain affiliate links.

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