Archive for May, 2009

Technical School Careers Salary Report

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Ever wondered what employees in some of’s most popular industries are earning?

Check out the following median wages and salaries*, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Electronics and engineering school graduates earned a median of $50,660

Aviation and aircraft mechanics school graduates earned a median of $22.95 hourly, or $47,736

Court reporter school graduates earned a median of $45,610

Electrician school graduates earned a median of $20.97 hourly, or $43,617

Legal and Paralegal school graduates earned a median of $43,040

Computer Support school graduates earned a median of $41,470

Construction equipment operators earned a median of $17.74 hourly, or $36,899

Automotive service technician and mechanic school graduates earned a median of $16.24 hourly, or $33,779

Dental technician school graduates earned a median of $15.67 hourly, or $32,593

Don’t these salaries look better than what you’re making now? Begin a stable technical career and earn your way to a more comfortable future. Find schools in your area today!

*All figures are from May 2006

** Hourly wages converted into a year of 40-hour workweeks.

Small Engine Repairmen Keep the Summertime Thrills Rolling

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

It’s almost here –small engines firing up in the Midwest as they signal the arrival of summer. Lakes, wooded trails, back roads and lawns all have the roaring whine of small engines splitting the tranquility of winter. Are yours in shape for the summer months? If they’re not – who do you take them to?

All over the country, kids are howling “Get me a motorcycle!” “Get me a Go Kart!” “Get me a Jet Ski!” while their dads continue to whine things like, “My lawnmower stopped working!” or “Who broke my chainsaw?” The answer to dad’s dilemma can be only one person, your trusty neighborhood small engine mechanic.

Small engine mechanics understand both the obvious and the not-so-obvious differences between 2 and 4 stroke power plants and motors in cars and trucks. While most small engines aren’t as complex as their bigger relatives on our nation’s highways, the challenges of keeping them properly-maintained and running smooth are numerous.

Recent developments in America’s cost of living have been excellent news for small engine mechanics who are just graduating from technical school. In the summer and fall of 2008, fuel prices soared to nearly double their starting costs. People everywhere began hanging up their Hummer keys and switching over to motorcycles and scooters for their daily commute. If they didn’t own a small engine vehicle, literally thousands of people purchased them to cut their carbon footprint and daily costs. There was such a shift in transportation habits that many states literally ran out of motorcycle and scooter license plates. And now, someone is going to need to help all of these first-time owners keep their two-wheeled gas sippers rolling happy.

Small engine mechanics everywhere are poised on the verge of a profit windfall due to so many new vehicles on the road. And one of the best things about getting certified as a small engine mechanic is, many technical schools offer these certifications in programs that can last a little as one year. So right about the time that John Q. Public’s new fancy motorcycle is starting to sputter and bog, you might be trading in your small engine repair school colors for a cycle shop work suit.

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