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Automotive Service Techs and Mechanics
What Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics Do
Automotive service technicians and mechanics, often called service technicians or service techs, inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks. Most automotive service technicians and mechanics work in well-ventilated and well-lit repair shops because problems often can be identified and fixed with computers, technicians perform many tasks with greasy parts and tools, sometimes in uncomfortable positions.


How to Become an Automotive Service Technician or Mechanic
Because automotive technology is becoming increasingly sophisticated, some employers prefer automotive service technicians and mechanics who have completed a formal training program in a postsecondary institution. Industry certification usually is required once the person is employed.


Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for automotive service technicians and mechanics was $36,610 in May 2012.Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow 9 percent from 2012 to 2022.
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