Automobile Mechanics Technology

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

38,831

declining 0.303%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$3,701

growing 1.06%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$11,927

declining 0.172%

Average Wage

$63,008

declining 7.62%

People in Workforce

20,212

declining 6.31%

Average Employee Age

43.4

declining 0.162%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Automobile Mechanics Technology degree recipients are Avondale, AZ, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, and Caguas, PR. The locations with a relatively high number of Automobile Mechanics Technology degree recipients are Mooresville, NC, Norwood, MA, and Lionville, PA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Automobile Mechanics Technology is a < 1 year postsecondary certificate.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Automobile Mechanics Technology and the types of students that study this field. Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc awards the most degrees in Automobile Mechanics Technology in the US, but Lincoln Technical Institute-Whitestone and NASCAR Technical Institute have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Automobile Mechanics Technology.

Tuition costs for Automobile Mechanics Technology majors are, on average, $3,701 for in-state public colleges, and $11,927 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Automobile Mechanics Technology programs are Public, 2-year institutions (584 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (22,632 completions).

Institutions

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Automobile Mechanics Technology, is Public, 2-year (22,632 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$3,701

Median In-State Public

$11,927

Median Out of State Private

Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc has the most Automobile Mechanics Technology degree recipients, with 925 degrees awarded in 2016.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Automobile Mechanics Technology programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Lincoln Technical Institute-Whitestone and NASCAR Technical Institute have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Automobile Mechanics Technology, with 100% and 100%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Automobile Mechanics Technology

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Automobile Mechanics Technology by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Automobile Mechanics Technology.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Mechanical Technologies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The industry that employs the most Mechanical Technologies majors is Construction, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Air transportation.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Automobile Mechanics Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Mechanical Technologies.

$63,008

Average Wage in Workforce

± $9,502

7.62%

1 Year Growth

± 22%

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Highest Paying Locations

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Occupations

Most Common

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paid

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Occupations by Share

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20,212

2017 Workforce

± 3,490

6.31%

1 Year Growth

± 25.7%

The number of Mechanical Technologies graduates in the workforce has been declining at a rate of 6.31%, from 21,574 in 2016 to 20,212 in 2017.

The largest single share of Mechanical Technologies graduates go on to work as Miscellaneous managers (5.37%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Mechanical Technologies by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Automobile Mechanics Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Mechanical Technologies.

The most common industries that employ Mechanical Technologies majors, by number of employees, are Construction, Automotive repair & maintenance, and Car Dealers.

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Highest Paid

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Automobile Mechanics Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Mechanical Technologies.

The highest paying industries of Mechanical Technologies majors, by average wage, are Air transportation, Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, and Car Dealers.

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Automobile Mechanics Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Mechanical Technologies.

20,212

2017 Workforce

± 3,490

6.31%

1 Year Growth

± 25.7%

The number of Mechanical Technologies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 6.31%, from 21,574 in 2016 to 20,212 in 2017.

The industry which employs the most Mechanical Technologies graduates by share is Construction, followed by Automotive repair & maintenance. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Mechanical Technologies.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Automobile Mechanics Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Mechanical Technologies.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Mechanical Technologies majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Mechanical Technologies in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Mechanical Technologies is 43.4, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate. Male employees are more likely to hold Mechanical Technologies degrees, and White students earn the majority (19,478) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Automobile Mechanics Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Mechanical Technologies.

43.4

Average Age in 2017

± 2.27 Years

0.162%

1 Year Change

± 7.26%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Mechanical Technologies. The most common ages of employees with this major are 26 and 40 years old, which represent 17.8% and 14.4% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Automobile Mechanics Technology are < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and Associates Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Automobile Mechanics Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Mechanical Technologies.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Mechanical Technologies are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (94.8%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    19,478 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    10,365 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    4,158 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Automobile Mechanics Technology for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Male

    37 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    7 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    5 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Automobile Mechanics Technology. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Automobile Mechanics Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Mechanical Technologies.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Automobile Mechanics Technology field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Automobile Mechanics Technology majors need many skills, but most especially Troubleshooting. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Automobile Mechanics Technology majors need more than the average amount of Installation, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Automobile Mechanics Technology majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Installation is very distinctive for majors, but the Troubleshooting, Repairing, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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