According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were nearly 3,710 automotive service technicians and mechanics working in New Hampshire in 2014. Training to enter the automotive repair industry begins at New Hampshire auto mechanic schools. Programs traditionally take between six months and one year to complete and provide fundamental training in automotive, motorcycle and diesel technology. Many automotive schools in New Hampshire offer online education programs, which are a great choice for working professionals looking to finish a certificate or degree.
After completing training at a New Hampshire auto mechanic school, many students choose to pursue advanced certifications from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). ASE certification is available in a number of areas, such as advanced engine performance and collision repair. These professional credentials are recognized across the service industry. The BLS reports automotive service technicians and mechanics earned a mean annual salary of nearly $42,760 in May 2014. Bus and truck mechanics earned over $45,330 and automotive body repairers earned over $41,620.