Individuals with formal training are typically preferred by employers in the automotive service and repair industries, notes the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Vermont, automotive schools prepare students to work with automotive, motorcycle or diesel technology. These programs teach students how to diagnose issues, conduct routine maintenance as well as perform vehicle repair. Online education programs at auto mechanic schools in Vermont allow working professionals a flexible option for completing a certificate or degree.
Post-degree programs, students may earn certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). ASE certifications are available in different areas such as collision repair, parts and undercar service. In order to complete the certification process mechanics and service technicians must pass ASE exams and have two years of qualified work experience.
Auto Repair Careers in Vermont
In the field of auto repair, three of the more common positions are autobody technicians, auto mechanics, and bus/ truck mechanics. From home businesses to multi-location garages, Vermont offers many different opportunities for these careers.
Autobody Technicians: Employment and Salary
This career is all about fixing the banged-up frames and bodies of damaged vehicles.
Auto Mechanics: Employment and Salary
Rather than accident aftermath, auto mechanics take care of all the many common problems that can crop up with a vehicle over time.
Bus/ Truck Mechanics: Employment and Salary
These mechanics actually focus on all diesel engines, not just those of buses and trucks.
Finding a School in Vermont
Vermont has multiple schools that can help you earn the education you need to get started in the automotive industry. Learn more about them in our listings below.
- 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