Auto mechanic schools in Maine offer courses in the various aspects of automotive, motorcycle and diesel technology, including repair and maintenance, air conditioning, brakes, transmissions and more. Programs traditionally last between six months and one year; however, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) notes that it can take several years of additional training and hands-on experience to become a fully qualified automotive service technician. For those already working in the profession, online education from Maine automotive schools is a great way to gain new skills as well as earn a certificate or degree.
Many students also pursue certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). ASE certification is available in a number of areas such as electronic diesel engine diagnosis, service, collision repair and more.
Auto Repair Careers in Maine
Three particularly common automotive careers in Maine are those of autobody technicians, auto mechanics, and bus/ truck mechanics. To give you some context into what these careers do and how they are performing in Maine's current job market, we have compiled data on all three in the tables below.
Autobody Technicians: Employment and Salary
Autobody technicians are experts at repairing and refinishing vehicle bodies and frames.
Auto Mechanics: Employment and Salary
Call an auto mechanic when any number of common mechanical problems strikes your vehicle.
Bus/ Truck Mechanics: Employment and Salary
If you enjoy working with diesel engines, becoming a bus/ truck mechanic might be the right choice for you.
Finding a School in Maine
You can find several automotive tech schools in Maine, and our listings below can help you find the best ones for you. Contact your favorite choices by phone or email for all the details about what they can do for you.
- Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, Occupational Employment and Wages, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes493023.htm
- Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/automotive-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm