What jobs can I get? How much can I get paid?
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.
Automotive technicians work for:
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.
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