Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants

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What do they do?

Service automobiles, buses, trucks, boats, and other automotive or marine vehicles with fuel, lubricants, and accessories. Collect payment for services and supplies. May lubricate vehicle, change motor oil, refill antifreeze, or replace lights or other accessories, such as windshield wiper blades or fan belts. May repair or replace tires.

Also known as:

Attendant, Dock Attendant, Dock Hand, Fuel Attendant, Fuel Dock Attendant, Gas Attendant, Gas Pumper, Gas Station Attendant, Lube Technician, Marine Fuel Dock Attendant, Pump Jockey, Service Attendant, Service Station Attendant, Station Attendant

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 6.6%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #18 in job growth rate
  • 390

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #19 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (0.9%)
  • Bachelor's degree (3.4%)
  • Associate's degree (9%)
  • Some college, no degree (24.5%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (48.8%)
  • Less than high school diploma (13.3%)

Percent of workers in this field

★ You’re seeing education information for Automotive and watercraft service attendants(1) because we don’t have information for Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants. Please note the information may not be the same for both occupations.

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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Collect fares or payment from customers.
  • Measure the level or depth of water or other liquids.
  • Maintain vehicles in good working condition.
  • Record sales or transactions data.
  • Clean vehicles or vehicle components.
  • Clean facilities or work areas.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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