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Zetsche steps down early as Daimler plans ahead for 2020 restructuring

Dieter Zetsche, Daimler's chief executive, will step down next year as part of the German carmaker's response to upheaval in the sector, setting the stage for its2020restructuring. The parent of brands including Mercedes said yesterday that Mr Zetsche, who has led Daimler since 2006, would be replaced by Ola Kallenius, a board member who oversees research and development.

Research Chief to Be Next Daimler CEO

BERLIN—Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler AG said longtime Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche would stand down next year and be succeeded by its research-and-development chief, who has been leading the car maker's push into electric vehicles and self-driving cars.
 The appointment of Ola Källenius marks a changing of the guard at the German auto maker at a time when its sales have slowed and, like much of the car industry, it grapples with technology-driven changes and a fragile global economy.

Audi CEO Is Arrested In Emissions Scandal

BERLIN — The chief executive of Volkswagen AG's luxury unit Audi was jailed Monday without bail after prosecutors said they were worried he might try to interfere in a probe into whether he was involved in the German car maker's diesel-emissions cheating scandal.
 The arrest of the executive, Rupert Stadler, came a week after Munich prosecutors searched his home and said they had added him to a list of about 20 suspects in a broad fraud investigation stemming from the scandal.

Auto Recycler

CAREER PROFILE
Duties: Recycle quality auto parts and provide expert dismantling to ensure complete customer satisfaction
Alternate Title(s): Auto Salvage Expert
Salary Range: $20,800 to $41,600+
Employment Prospects: Good
Advancement Prospects: Good
Best Geographical Location(s): All parts of the country can provide opportunities for auto recycling positions
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Vocational-Technical School Instructor

CAREER PROFILE
Duties: Provide instruction to secondary and postsecondary students for all types of automotive-related jobs, such as auto mechanic, auto upholsterer, welder, auto body repairer, or customizer
Alternate Title(s): Vocational-Technical Teacher
Salary Range: $24,960 to $68,530+
Employment Prospects: Excellent
Advancement Prospects: Excellent

Driving Instructor

CAREER PROFILE
Duties: Teaches practical and theoretical driving skills to clients
Alternate Title(s): Driver Trainer, Driver Education Teacher
Salary Range: $9 to $15 an hour
Employment Prospects: Good
Advancement Prospects: Fair
Best Geographical Location(s): All locations have opportunities for Driving Instructors
Prerequisites:
Education or Training--High school education; some states require college degree
Experience--Driving and teaching experience helpful

Automotive Museum Director

CAREER PROFILE
Duties: Formulate policies, plan budgets, and raise funds for the automotive museum
Alternate Title(s): None
Salary Range: $50,000 to $83,750+
Employment Prospects: Fair
Advancement Prospects: Fair
Best Geographical Location(s): All locations throughout the country have job possibilities for experienced Automotive
Museum Directors
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Automotive Writer

CAREER PROFILE
Duties: Write automotive-related articles for newspapers or magazines, work in automotive-related public relations, or write automotive-related books
Alternate Title(s): Motorsports Writer
Salary Range: $17,620 to $80,000+ a year
Employment Prospects: Good
Advancement Prospects: Excellent
Best Geographical Location(s): Detroit, California, and the southern states are among the best areas where a concentration of automotive industries and racetracks are located
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Auto Service Station Attendant

CAREER PROFILE
Duties: Perform duties at gas stations as requested by customers and diagnose and repair cars; perform state inspections and vehicle emissions tests; maintain and perform preventive care
Alternate Title(s): Gas Station Attendant
Salary Range: $6.26 to $12.06 per hour
Employment Prospects: Good
Advancement Prospects: Good
Best Geographical Location(s): All locations throughout the country have job possibilities for Auto Service Station Attendants
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Auto Service Station Manager

CAREER PROFILE
Duties: Supervises the overall operation of auto service stations
Alternate Title(s): Gas Station Manager
Salary Range: $19,580 to $60,000+
Employment Prospects: Good
Advancement Prospects: Fair
Best Geographical Location(s): All parts of the country can provide good locations for service stations
Prerequisites:
Education or Training--High school diploma with courses in automobile mechanics, marketing education, mathematics, business education, and computer applications