The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that automotive employers favor the skills of applicants who have completed formal training programs. Delaware auto mechanic schools offer hands-on instruction in the routine maintenance, diagnosis and repair of automobiles, trucks and motorcycles. Programs typically take six months to a year to complete, but some schools offer two-year degree programs. Online education is also a great option for working mechanics who want to build their knowledge and earn a certificate or degree without interfering with their schedule.
Auto mechanics and body repairers can improve their career earning potential by completing National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications in areas such as collision and repair, service, engines and more. You can prepare for such certifications at one of the many auto mechanic schools in Delaware. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in Delaware earned a mean annual wage of $55,580 in May 2009, according to the BLS. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists earned $44,240, while auto body repair technicians earned $40,300. In 2009, the highest earnings in the state were found in automotive repair and maintenance garages, followed by automobile dealers, parts and accessories shops and tire stores.