The automotive Technology is a large and growing part of Alabama’s industry and economy.
This industry employs highly-skilled workers in manufacturing and servicing environments that build and repair cars, trucks, and SUVs. After successfully completing high school, some students begin earning money right away through on-the-job training in entry-level positions.
An automotive mechanic performs diagnosis and repair faults that relate to the engine, powertrain, suspension, and electronics systems of cars, trucks, and vans. They also carry out service and maintenance requirements for consumer and fleet vehicles. An extensive knowledge of vehicle and electrical systems is required. The Automotive Service Excellence certification is a standard requirement for automotive mechanics in higher pay brackets.
“My family was in the car business as I was growing up. I always hung out at the dealership and did odd jobs as a kid. Then, as I was in college, I worked there during the summer months and started really liking the business. After college, I decided to get into the businesses and I have never looked back, working
in this business ever since.”
- John, Owner | Mitchell Automotive
HIGH DEMAND CAREERS
HS Diploma/On-Job Training
Associate Degree/On-Job Training
Tool and Die Maker
Wages vary depending on your education, skills, work experience, attitude, and work ethic.
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY OPERATORS