Automotive Technology Career Information

What jobs can I get? How much can I get paid?

Degrees and certificates in the Automotive Technology program may lead to the following jobs or careers:

 

Automotive Service Technician/Mechanic

$14.11
Entry Hourly Wage

Electrical/Electronics Installer
and Repairer

$24.03
Entry Hourly Wage

Please review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options.

All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth. Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence


Why is This a Good Career Bet?

Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’s targeted occupations for this year projects 5,150 job openings for auto mechanics. CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth for automotive service technicians at 19% through 2024 in Texas.

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

More than 16% 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