Also known as Hitch Technician, Master Certified RV Technician (Master Certified Recreational Vehicle Technician), Mobile Service RV Technician (Mobile Service Recreational Vehicle Technician), RV Body Mechanic (Recreational Vehicle Body Mechanic), RV Repair Technician (Recreational Vehicle Repair Technician), RV Service Technician (Recreational Vehicle Service Technician), RV Technician (Recreational Vehicle Technician), RVDA Master Certified RV Technician (Recreational Vehicle Dealer Association Master Certified Recreational Vehicle Technician), Service Technician
Also known as Hitch Technician, Master Certified RV Technician (Master Certified Recreational Vehicle Technician), Mobile Service RV Technician (Mobile Service Recreational Vehicle Technician)
Recreational Vehicle Mechanics diagnose, inspect, adjust, repair, or overhaul recreational vehicles including travel trailers.
In addition, Recreational Vehicle Mechanics
Recreational Vehicle Mechanics are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Recreational Vehicle Mechanics. More generally, Recreational Vehicle Mechanics are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Recreational Vehicle Mechanic is $40,520, and the average salary is $43,790. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Recreational Vehicle Mechanic salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Recreational Vehicle Mechanics earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Recreational Vehicle Mechanics earn less than $27,340 per year, 25% earn less than $33,090, 75% earn less than $51,950, and 90% earn less than $63,060.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Recreational Vehicle Mechanics is expected to change by 17.5%, and there should be roughly 2,200 open positions for Recreational Vehicle Mechanics every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Recreational Vehicle Mechanic are usually higher in their Realistic, Investigative, and Conventional interests.
Recreational Vehicle Mechanics typically have very strong Realistic interests. Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Also, Recreational Vehicle Mechanics typically have moderate Investigative interests. Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Lastly, Recreational Vehicle Mechanics typically have moderate Conventional interests. Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Recreational Vehicle Mechanic tend to value Support, Independence, and Relationships.
Most importantly, Recreational Vehicle Mechanics moderately value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Second, Recreational Vehicle Mechanics moderately value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Lastly, Recreational Vehicle Mechanics moderately value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Recreational Vehicle Mechanics must consistently demonstrate qualities such as attention to detail, dependability, and integrity.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Recreational Vehicle Mechanics, ranked by importance:
Working as a Recreational Vehicle Mechanic usually requires a high school diploma.
Recreational Vehicle Mechanics need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Recreational Vehicle Mechanics may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as customer and personal service, mechanical, or administration and management knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Recreational Vehicle Mechanics might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Recreational Vehicle Mechanics must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Recreational Vehicle Mechanics need abilities such as near vision, oral comprehension, and oral expression in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Recreational Vehicle Mechanics, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Recreational Vehicle Mechanics frequently use skills like repairing, troubleshooting, and active listening to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Recreational Vehicle Mechanics, ranked by their relative importance.
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