Most automotive service technicians work for automotive repair and maintenance shops, automobile dealers, retailers and wholesalers of automotive parts, accessories, and supplies. Others find employment in service stations, home and auto supply stores, automotive equipment rental and leasing companies, federal, state, and local governments and other organizations. More than 16 percent of service technicians are self-employed.
Today’s technicians must have a broad base of knowledge of how vehicles’ complex components work and interact, as well as the ability to work with electronic diagnostic equipment and computer-based technical reference materials.
Associate of Applied Science Degree