Automotive Technician Career Outlook

Projected Job Growth

9.1%

2022-2025 Lightcast data based on
Northwood Tech's 11 County District

 

 

Employed in Related Field

78%


2018-2022 Graduate Follow-Up Survey

 

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$40,743

Average Yearly Salary

2022-2025 Lightcast data based on
Northwood Tech's 11 County District

Careers

Typical positions available at automobile dealerships or repair shops after graduation include:

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Brake Technician

Brake technicians diagnose brake system problems, adjust brakes, replace brake rotors and pads, and make other repairs on brake systems. Some technicians specialize in both brake and front-end work.

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Automotive Air Conditioning Technician

Automotive air-conditioning technicians install and repair air conditioners and parts, such as compressors, condensers and controls. These workers must be trained and certified in handling refrigerants.

Additional opportunities include: 

  • Auto Transmission Technician 

  • Automotive Electrical Technician

  • Service Writer

  • Drive Train Technician

  • Suspension and Alignment Technician

  • Drivability Technician

  • Automotive Technician

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your two-year Automotive Technician degree at Northwood Tech, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Potential careers available with further education include:

  • Automotive Service Center Manager
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Automotive Engineering Technician

Hear From Graduates

"Being a retired military veteran of 22 years, I have attended numerous training schools and programs. I can't remember a level of professionalism as high as brought forth by the staff at Northwood Tech. I've seen a genuine commitment to quality education as well as a sincere concern for the success of the student." 

Marty, USCG (retired)

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715.685.3039

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