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Employment and Earnings

Upon graduation from the Mopar® Career Automotive Program (MCAP), students generally continue on with their career as an employee at a Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram or FIAT® dealer. With all of the training and hands-on experience received as a MCAP student, you can quickly and easily transition from student to full-time employee.

What are dealers looking for?

Career opportunities within the automotive service industry are numerous. And with continuous changes within the industry and to vehicles being produced, most positions require advanced technical training and computer literacy. Your MCAP curriculum will have you prepared for the job, but typically successful candidates in today’s automotive service industry must have:

  • Strong computer, business and math skills
  • Thorough knowledge of automotive systems and components
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Above average mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to read and follow instructions
  • Manual dexterity

Let's Talk Dollars.

Wondering what kind of earning potential you may have as a MCAP grad? Here are a few examples of average annual salaries according to Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Position Average Annual Salary Descripiton
Service Technician $40,650 N/A
Service Consultant $37,000 to $67,000 Interpret customer needs for technicians
Service Manager $65,000 to $100,000 Oversees the service department operations
Service Director $75,000 to $125,000 Establishing operational procedures/policies and implements advertising and marketing campaigns
Parts Manager $50,000 to $100,000 Keeps correct inventory levels/orders parts
Collision Technician $31,000 to $45,760 Restores vehicles that have been damaged
Body Shop Manager $65,000 to $100,000 Oversees the collision repair and refinishing process from start to finish


Get on the road to the career you want.

Contact one of our Relationship Managers today by completing our contact form and they can tell you more about MCAP program, or help you find a participating school or dealer.