Jobs & Employment
The need for diesel technicians is high. People who enter this field will find favorable opportunities, especially as the need to replace workers who retire increases over the next decade.
About 86% of BTC Diesel students are employed within nine months of graduation. The average annual income in this field is $53,269, with an earning potential of about $64,542 per year.*
Driving citations will restrict or prevent student participation in some lab activities, internships and employment in the diesel repair industry.
Program graduates work as diesel technicians, repairing and maintaining the diesel engines that power transportation equipment, such as heavy trucks and buses. Other options include working on bulldozers, cranes, road graders, farm tractors, combines boat repair or service on a variety of diesel-powered electric generators, compressors, and pumps used in oil well drilling and irrigation systems.
Employers include diesel dealerships, diesel repair companies, diesel trucking companies, diesel marine dealers, farm equipment companies, and highway contractors. Potential positions include diesel engine specialist, truck technician, bus technician, construction and industrial machinery repair person, marine technician, ASE certified specialist, engine overhaul mechanic and service manager.