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Targeted Occupation Details

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

At-A-Glance

Mean Pay*
$44,840.00 per year
Employment Change, 2016-2026*
167
Number of Jobs, 2016*
1063
Entry-Level Education
Postsecondary non-degree award
Work Experience
None
On-the-job Training
Short-term on-the-job training
Job Outlook, 2016-2026*
15.7%

*Data is specific to the Southeast Texas region.

Job Outlook
Percent change in employment, projected 2016-2026
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
15.7%
All Occupations
15%
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.
Top Paying Industries for this Career
Similar Occupations
Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics with similar occupations.
SOURCE:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, and ONETOnline