Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

At-A-Glance

Median Pay*
$47,310.00 per year
Employment Change, 2017-2022*
180
Number of Jobs, 2016*
900
Entry-Level Education
Postsecondary nondegree award
Work Experience
None
On-the-job Training
Short-term on-the-job training
Job Outlook, 2017-2022*
13.5 %

*Data is specific to the Southeast Texas region.

Job Outlook
Percent change in employment, projected 2017-2022
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
13.5%
All Occupations
18.26%
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the Targeted Occupations List for Southeast Texas
What Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics Do
Automotive service technicians and mechanics, often called service technicians or service techs, inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks.
Work Environment
Most automotive service technicians and mechanics work in well-ventilated and well-lit repair shops. Although technicians often identify and fix automotive problems with computers, they commonly work with greasy parts and tools, sometimes in uncomfortable positions.
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SOURCE:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition and ONETOnline