Career Outlook for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Also known as:  Auto Clutch Rebuilder, Auto Clutch Specialist, Auto Radiator Specialist, Auto Suspension and Steering Mechanic, Auto Transmission Specialist, Automotive Alignment Specialist, Automotive Brake Adjuster, Automotive Brake Specialist, Automotive Brake Technician, Automotive Fuel Injection Servicer
The overall job outlook for Automotive Service Technician or Mechanic careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 12.12 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 2.02 percent per year. Demand for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics is expected to go up, with an expected 212,090 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 4.51 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics in the following states
California 54,880
Texas 43,270
New York 35,350
Florida 35,150
Pennsylvania 31,740
Illinois 27,070
Ohio 21,830
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
Guam 180
Virgin Islands 240
District of Columbia 410
Wyoming 1,400
Alaska 1,540
Vermont 1,780
South Dakota 1,900
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