The United States is home to three major automobile manufacturers known as The Big Three: Fiat Chrysler, Ford Motor Company and General Motors. A typical auto plant employs between 2,000-3,000 workers, with a broad range of skillsets. Careers include automotive technicians, automobile designers, car mechanics, body & paint specialists and more. In the first quarter of 2019, there were an estimated 276 million vehicles on U.S. streets.* New technologies and the need for intensive R&D are currently challenging this robust industry.