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Auto Mechanic and Automotive Schools in Alaska

Formal auto mechanic training, combined with certification, is a great way to prepare for new career opportunities. In Alaska, auto mechanic schools offer a wide array of certificate and degree programs. Common fields of study include automotive and diesel technology, collision repair, high performance vehicles and motorcycle technology. Programs typically last between six months and one year. However, some auto mechanic schools in Alaska offer two-year programs that result in an associate's degree or certificate. Students may also choose to pursue specialized certification in areas such as school buses, alternate fuels and medium/heavy trucks from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Check out diesel mechanic schools in the state here.

Auto Repair Careers in Alaska

Autobody technicians, auto mechanics, and bus/ truck mechanics are three particularly common automotive careers across the country. If automobiles are your passion, one of these three careers might just be what you've been looking for.

Autobody Technicians: Employment and Salary

These technicians are responsible for fixing vehicle bodies and frames after they have been damaged.

Source: 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Auto Mechanics: Employment and Salary

Kind of like a doctor for your car, auto mechanics locate and fix most common problems for vehicles.

RegionTotal EmploymentHourly Mean WageAnnual Mean Wage
Birmingham-Hoover, AL2,460$21.76$45,270
Huntsville, AL730$19.12$39,780
Mobile, AL600$20.07$41,750
Montgomery, AL710$19.86$41,300
Source: 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Bus/ Truck Mechanics: Employment and Salary

While they do work on buses and trucks, these mechanics repair many other kinds of diesel engine vehicles as well.

RegionTotal EmploymentHourly Mean WageAnnual Mean Wage
Birmingham-Hoover, AL1,240$22.91$47,660
Dothan, AL250$22.21$46,200
Mobile, AL590$19.59$40,740
Montgomery, AL210$20.99$43,660
Source: 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Finding a School in Alaska

If you'd like to find the right Alaska auto repair school for you, take a look at our listings below and contact your favorite selections via phone or email.

Sources:

  • 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

Automotive Schools in Alaska

*This list may contain out-of-state and online schools that accept students from Alaska.

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