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Modern car and truck dealerships provide a wide variety of unique and challenging careers to meet the interests and skill levels of almost anyone. These careers offer responsible individuals competitive salaries, great benefits, and excellent opportunity for advancement.

Maine is host to more than 100 car dealerships, employing more than 5,500 people. Demand for employees is high, which translates into job security. Many jobs are high-tech and challenging as well as rewarding. Job-seekers can find vital information on training opportunities and scholarships below. Jump start your career today.

Car Dealerships

5,571
Total Car Dealership Jobs
$51,480
Average Annual Salary
115
Total Number of Car Dealerships
$3.7 B
Total Car Dealership Sales
$102 M
Income Taxes Paid
48
Employees per Dealership
$287 M
Annual Car Dealership Payroll

Truck Dealerships

1,091
Total Truck Dealership Jobs
17
Total Number of Truck Dealerships
$703 M
Total Truck Dealership Sales
$60 M
Annual Truck Dealership Payroll

Training Centers

5 Total Number of Training Facilities

Central Maine Community College

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Auburn Shop Car
In Automotive Technology at Central Maine Community College, you can choose the “In-House Track” or the “Dealer TraX.” Both enable students to gain the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for success in the automotive industry.

Eastern Maine Community College

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Bangor Shop Car
This program provides the theoretical foundation, practical education, and work experience in the troubleshooting, testing, service, and repair of modern automobiles.

Northern Maine Community College

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Presque Isle Shop Car, Truck
Automotive Technology is a program designed to provide broad fundamental training in all aspects of automotive service and repair, using up-to-date materials and technology. Training moves from basic repair knowledge to a concentration on automotive electricity, including batteries, starting systems, charging systems, ignition systems and vehicle wiring during the first year.

Southern Maine Community College

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South Portland Shop Car
The Automotive Technology program is designed to prepare skilled technicians to work in the automotive industry. The program involves general education as well as automotive lecture and laboratory instruction.
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Scholarships

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