Automotive Technician

A/C Technician (Air Conditioning Technician), Aerial Installer, Air Conditioning Specialist   More Names
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Description

Inspect, maintain, and repair automobiles that run on gasoline, electricity, or a combination of the two. They plan and perform basic car maintenance and vehicle repairs. The job of automotive service technicians and mechanics has evolved from simple mechanical repairs to high-level technology-related work. Integrated electronic systems and complex computers regulate vehicles and their performance on the road.

Fixing problems with these systems requires workers to use computerized shop equipment and work with electronic components as well as traditional hand tools.

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Job Growth and Wages
Percent Job Growth:  
5% - Slower than average
Typical Wages (National):  
Annual: $28,140 - $52,120    Hourly: $14 - $25
Physical/Medical/Health Requirements

Most service technicians work in well-ventilated and well-lit repair shops. Although many problems can be identified and fixed with computers, technicians frequently work with greasy parts and tools, sometimes in uncomfortable positions.

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Typical Education:

Certificate (High School + 0-4 years, Certificate awarded)
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Percent Job Growth:

5% - Slower than average
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Typical Wages:

Annual: $28,140 - $52,120

Hourly: $14 - $25