According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), it can take several years of post-education experience to become a fully qualified auto mechanic. Several cities in Arizona have auto mechanic schools, including Tucson. In addition to completing a program at one of the many Tucson auto mechanic schools, mechanics may also pursue certification through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
Career Outlook and Salary Expectations for Auto Mechanics in Tucson
|Career||Total Employment||Hourly Mean Wage||Annual Mean Wage|
|Automotive Body and Related Repairers||320||$28.27||$58,810|
|Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics||2,160||$19.87||$41,330|
|Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists||490||$20.85||$43,370|