According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were more than 4,600 automotive service technicians and mechanics in Nevada. Preparing to enter the automotive repair industry begins at Nevada auto mechanic schools. These programs typically take between six months and one year to complete and provide fundamental instruction in areas such as automotive and motorcycle technology, engines, transmissions and more. For professionals with experience in the industry, online education programs from one of the many auto mechanic schools in Nevada can be a great option for building new career skills while earning a certificate or degree.
Advanced certification can also be earned through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). ASE certification is available in several areas, such as alternate fuel, advanced engine repair and more. According to the BLS, automotive service technicians and mechanics in Nevada earned a mean annual income of more than $42,000 in May 2009. Bus and truck mechanics earned over $50,600, while automotive body repairers earned nearly $42,900.