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Automotive Technology Careers

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Employer Testimonials

See what employers in Brookhaven College's Dealership-Sponsored Technician program have to say about program graduates.

Salaries and Potential Job Growth

Automotive technicians continue to be in demand in an occupation that provides portable skills which cannot be outsourced overseas. 

More than 16 percent of service technicians are self-employed, more than twice the proportion for all installation, maintenance and repair occupations. There is usually steady work, even through downturns in the economy.

Automotive technicians work for:

  • Dealerships
  • Retail and wholesale stores selling automotive parts, accessories and supplies
  • Auto repair shops and gas stations
  • Automotive equipment rental and leasing companies
  • Federal, state and local governments
  • Private transportation companies 

America’s Career Infonet offers information on job descriptions, skills, working conditions and salaries for:

Job

Median
Hourly Rate

Median
Annual Salary

Projected Job Growth Through 2016

Automotive service technician $16.94 $35,200 +9%