Now, in the second summer of the COVID-19 pandemic, RV sales continue to rise at an unprecedented pace with no end in sight. Many Americans, eager to travel after being stuck at home, have realized that RVs offer a safe and comfortable way for them to explore the country.
In fact, as more workers become remote and are no longer tied to an office, and some children attend school online, traveling around in an RV is no longer just for vacations – for some, it has become a way of life. RVs allow families to socially distance from others, not worry about the cleanliness of hotel rooms or public bathrooms, and still be able to enjoy visiting new places.
According to the RV Industry Association’s June 2021 survey of RV manufacturers, 50,706 RVs were shipped out during the month of June, an increase of 25.3% compared to June of 2020. In fact, the second quarter of this year (from April – June) set an all-time record high for RV shipments – the most ever recorded.
Dealers estimate anywhere between 50 – 80% of buyers are first-time purchasers of RVs. Pre-pandemic, that number was between 25 – 35%. That means the RV industry is attracting a brand new audience of buyers like never before.
In essence, more RVs will be on the road than ever, and all of those RVs will need to be maintained and repaired. There has never been a better time to consider becoming an RV mechanic/technician.
Additionally, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida is the third largest employer of RV service technicians in the country as of May 2020, and with an annual mean wage of $48,030.
So, if you’re mechanically inclined and looking for a rewarding career in a high-demand field, consider enrolling in J-Tech’s Marine and RV Technician Repair Training Program. This unique program teaches you the ins and outs of all kinds of recreational vehicles – including marine and land vehicles.
You’ll learn a range of diagnostic procedures and repair methods for motorhomes and RVs, as well as power boats, jet skis, inboard and outboard motors and more. This gives you the flexibility to work with different specialties and in different settings, so you can choose the career path that’s right for you.
At J-Tech, you’ll get the hands-on training you need in a realistic shop environment, and will use the latest testing equipment, computerized diagnostic information systems, and specialty tools to help you gain the skills and knowledge you’ll need to become a successful RV technician.
If you’re ready to start training for an exciting career in the rapidly growing field of recreational vehicles, J-Tech Institute is here to help. Check out our innovative Marine and RV Technician Repair Training Program or contact us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation with our admissions department.