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Automotive Technology career overview

The Automotive and Diesel Technology programs can prepare you for variety of auto-related careers, from sales to repair and service. 

About the industry

Automotive service technicians and mechanics usually repair cars and light trucks or diesels. The work environment is usually in a shop commonly working with mechanical parts. Mechanics should have good familiarity with hand and power tools. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the expected rate of growth is normal around 5%.

Auto Technology career industry averages

Median wages (2016) $18.50 hourly, $38,470 annually
Employment (2016) 740,000 employees
Projected growth (2014-2024) Average (5% to 8%)
Projected job openings (2014-2024) 39,100
Top industries (2016)

Retail Trade

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