Auto Mechanic Job Outlook

Employment for automotive technicians and mechanics is expected to increase by about 5% over the next decade, adding over 38,000 new jobs. Formal training will provide a great advantage to mechanics entering the industry, as employers find it difficult to find employees with the right skills.

Demand for auto mechanic employment will come from the growing number of cars being used in the US, and from advances in automotive technology, which will require more highly trained mechanics. There will also be greater demand for mechanics with specialized training or automotive certification in specific automotive systems.

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