Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: The Driver's Seat
Ferrari Life Posts: 490
Honestly, I think you should focus on getting into a good college and go for a degree you can use towards an automotive career. You love cars but I doubt you would love being a mechanic. I would aim a bit higher, either on the design aspect of a car or to join a race team. You probably think mechanically, so I would suggest a mechanical engineering degree. Try really hard to work for a race team, be it NASCAR, F1 or GT. It's easy to be an over qualified mechanic, not so easy to be an under qualified engineer or manager with a Masters degree. By the time you are ready to graduate college, the world will be even more competitive in the job market. You need to find a profession that is pretty stable and even in demand. You need to focus on job security, having a strong resume. Things happen, companies go under, your passions change, etc. Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Mechanics are turning into trained monkeys, remove large part A and replace with new part. It's not that hard to become a mechanic and for the most part, it doesn't pay well either. Dealerships can be better than independent shops for mechanic pay but at the end of the day, the job isn't that impressive. You're young and have a lot of life to live still before you even graduate HS. A lot in the world can change between now and 5 years from now. The high end jobs are starting to require higher education degrees to even be considered. Why focus on getting a so-so job when you could focus on getting an outstanding job that allows you to afford a Ferrari?
"Autoholism is an incurable addiction medicated daily with car porn."
Last edited by Autoholic; 01-22-2013 at 06:50 PM.