Automotive Service Technician

5 %
*Projected Job Growth 2014-2024

If you are passionate about working with your hands and repairing mechanical equipment, our Automotive Service Technician program could be the right vocational training program for you. At STVT, you will have the opportunity to learn hands-on from our industry-experienced instructors in a simulated shop environment.

With our auto mechanic training, you will gain the skills in troubleshooting, diagnostics, repair, and service that you need to work in the automotive service industry. Once you complete the program, you can be ready to begin your new career!

Why should I become an Automotive Service Technician?

In addition to working with your hands for a living, solving technical problems, and entering a career field with a stable future; this field offers practical benefits including career growth. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the employment in this field to grow by 5 percent from 2014 to 2024. *http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/automotive-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm#tab-1

What are the common job duties and skills of an automotive service technician?

An automotive service technician’s job is to inspect, maintain, and repair cars. While it is their responsibility to be familiar with the entire the car, technicians may specialize in areas such as brakes and steering, transmissions, engines, drive trains, electrical systems, climate control systems, engine performance analysis, and others.

In addition to understanding various parts of the car, service technicians are required to know certain tools and technology to carry out their duties such as screwdrivers, lifts and hoists, electronic diagnostic equipment, welding tools, and more. By the end of the program, students can be proficient in the necessary tools and technology needed in order to launch their career as an automotive service technician.

Where do Automotive Service Technicians work?

Automotive Service Technicians work for repair and maintenance shops, car dealerships, automotive parts stores, and local governmental & municipal organizations.

How much do Automotive Service Technicians earn?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Automotive Technicians earn a median salary of $38,470 per year, while the top 10% of professionals in this field earn more than $42,070 annually.
*http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/automotive-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm#tab-1

More questions?

If you are searching for an auto mechanic school or an auto technician school in Texas, contact us today, and we can answer any questions you have about our Automotive Service Technician program. We know that a decision to attend STVT is an important step in your personal and professional life, and we are committed to making sure that you have all of the information you need to make a career training decision that’s right for you.

STVT offers Automotive Service Technician programs at these Texas locations:

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Programs vary by location.
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required.