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.

Washington state is host to more than 300 car dealerships, employing more than 22,500 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

Total Car Dealership Jobs
Average Annual Salary
Total Number of Car Dealerships
$18.2 B
Total Car Dealership Sales
$328 M
Income Taxes Paid
Employees per Dealership
$1.3 B
Annual Car Dealership Payroll

Truck Dealerships

Total Truck Dealership Jobs
Total Number of Truck Dealerships
$2.2 B
Total Truck Dealership Sales
$185 M
Annual Truck Dealership Payroll

Training Centers

15 Total Number of Training Facilities

Clark College

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Vancouver Shop Car
Students learn current automotive technology by working in a 14,000 square foot facility on state-of-the-art simulators and late-model vehicles donated by local industry.

Clover Park Technical College

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Lakewood Shop Car
The School of Automotive and Trades offers several degree and certificate programs that provide the skills needed for a successful career in a wide number of technical fields.

Grays Harbor College

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Aberdeen Shop Car
GHC’s automotive technology program provides foundational skills in automotive diagnostics and repair.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

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Kirkland Shop Car
The Auto Repair program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology is one of the state's leading auto repair programs. This program provides you with high-tech, professional skills that will keep you in constant demand and open doors to numerous career opportunities.
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