Well trained technicians are getting harder to find. CCC Automotive Service Technology is constantly improving to meet the needs of industry by training qualified entry level technicians to keep industry striving. As demand goes up, a well-trained technician is irreplaceable, and the employment potential is unlimited. Opportunities should be very good for automotive service technicians and mechanics with diagnostic and problem-solving skills and knowledge of electronics and mathematics. Over the 2002-12 period, population growth will boost demand for motor vehicles, which will require regular maintenance and service. Growth of the labor force and in the number of families in which both spouses need vehicles to commute to work will contribute to increased vehicle sales and employment in this industry. Automobile technicians and mechanics can expect to find employment in a variety of location such as:
- Repair shops
- Automobile dealerships
- Transportation companies
- Automobile manufacturing factories
Wages for automotive technicians vary by location, but average between $10.00 and $25.00 per hour. For additional information, visit the U.S. Department of labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupation Handbook.