The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) notes employers in the automotive repair and service industry tend to favor candidates who have formal training. In Idaho, auto mechanic schools are a great option to gain the education and hands-on experience you need. Most programs traditionally last between six months and one year. However, two-year programs that result in an associate's degree are also available. For working professionals, online education programs offer flexibility and an opportunity to complete a diploma or certificate while still working.
From automotive technology to diesel technology, automotive HVAC to collision and repair, auto mechanic schools in Idaho offer a wide array of training areas. After completing your education you can count part of your time spent towards the two-year minimum work experience requirement for Automotive Service Excellence Certification. In May 2014, the BLS reported the mean annual salary for automotive service technicians was about $39,150, while bus and truck mechanics earned just over $40,750. Read more about the schools that offer Diesel programs in the state.