The Bureau of Labor Statistics has found that in the automotive repair and service industry, employers typically hire individuals who have completed a formal training program. In Texas, auto mechanic schools equip students with the fundamental skills necessary to work with the latest technology in the automotive, diesel and motorcycle fields. Students can expect these programs to take between six months and twelve months to complete and to prepare them to perform basic maintenance, diagnose issues and problems as well as conduct general vehicle repairs. Auto mechanic schools in Texas also offer training through online education programs, programs that provide today's working professional with a convenient and flexible learning environment.
After fishing a certificate or degree program, students may also complete certifications from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Considered to be the industry standard, ASE certification demonstrates a solid commitment to learning and advancement in the automotive and service repair profession. According to the BLS, auto body repairers in Texas earned a mean annual salary of nearly $37,500. Auto body repairers working in Texas earned just over $39,800, while bus mechanics and diesel engine specialists earned approximately $38,200.