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Auto Racing

High School Plus Training

Auto Racing is an important and well developed business. Many dream to be a race car driver, and there are numerous alternative opportunities in auto racing that also put individuals inside the action including Race Director, Crew Chief, Spotter and Team Manager. Behind the scenes people are employed in Promotions and Merchandising, Marketing and Endorsements, Event Organization and Race Track Management. A love of racing is a must, but it’s not enough by itself. You must have a positive personality, be easy to get along with, and possess an eagerness to give your customer the attention they deserve. Be at work on time, be at the track on time, and come with the right frame of mind to get things accomplished. People employed in the auto racing field generally have backgrounds in automotive technology. There are no educational requirements for workers in this sector. Training, experience and technical expertise are a must. Income varies widely.


Bachelors Degree or Higher

Special Events/Festivals/Conference Planner - Assists in the development, planning and implementation of special events, including the formulation of theme, format and budget specifications. This individual determines staffing needs and work schedules necessary to implement special events and works with advertising and public relations to ensure the public is informed of events. The planner maintains awareness of changes in the marketplace that may impact the nature of events in the future. A degree is preferred in Marketing or Public Relations with three years experience in promotions, productions or public relations. No salary/wage data available.