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Employment Outlook
picture of mechanicThe employment outlook is excellent for Automotive Technicians.

Through the Employment & Career Services Center, Chabot College offers unique employment services to students. The Career & Employment Services Center offers workshops and individual assistance with job searches, resume preparation and interviewing techniques.

East Bay Works is a collaborative for job seekers and employers. The following links will lead you to East Bay Works and also to the Alameda County One Stop Centers for employment opportunities.

Alameda County One Stop Career Centers

Occupation Report

Occupation: Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
State: California
Typical Educational/Training Level: Postsecondary vocational award
Career Video: View Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics career video
Licenses: This is a licensed occupation in California. View Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics licensing requirements.
Outlook: Read more about the outlook for this occupation
Description: Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles. Exclude "Automotive Body and Related Repairers", "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists", and "Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles".

Wages: Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Location
2017
 
Median
United States Hourly
$18.50
Annual
$38,470
California Hourly
$21.27
Annual
$44,241
San Francisco Bay Area / East Bay Area
Hourly $25.01 / 25.92
Annual $52,025 / 53,911

Rank this occupation across all states by median wage.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey; California Employment Development Department, Labor Market Information

National Trends: Automotive service technicians and mechanics

Location
Employment
Percent
change
2014

2024

United States *2016-2026 749,900 797,500
6%
California 69,200 75,100
8.5%
Additional Openings Due to Net Replacement (CA)   18,500 26%
San Francisco Bay Area / East Bay  Area  *2014-2024                        2960/4990 2910/5160 -1.7%/3.4%
Additional Openings Due to Net Replacement (SF/EB) 790/1340 27% / 26%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections; California Employment Development Department, Labor Market Information

State Trends: The state trend data are currently not directly comparable to the national trend data. Go to the State Trends page to see the state trend data. Find out more!

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