Auto Mechanic and Automotive Schools in Nevada

Auto Mechanic and Automotive Schools in Nevada

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were more than 5,590 automotive service technicians and mechanics in Nevada in May 2016. These automotive experts fill positions across the state, from dealerships to service shops, providing vital services to the state's population every day.

Training and Certification in Nevada

Preparing to enter the automotive repair industry begins at Nevada's auto mechanic schools. Degree programs offered by these schools typically take between six months and one year to complete and provide fundamental instruction in areas such as automotive and motorcycle technology, engines, transmissions and more. For professionals with experience in the industry, online education programs from one of the many auto mechanic schools in Nevada can be a great option for building new career skills while earning a certificate or degree.

Advanced certification can also be earned through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). ASE certification is available in several areas, such as alternate fuel, advanced engine repair and more.

Auto Repair Careers in Nevada

Autobody technicians, auto mechanics and bus/ truck mechanics are all common positions held across the U.S., and Nevada is no exception. Here are some details on the responsibilities of these careers, as well as the outlook on their employment and salary opportunities in the Silver State.

Autobody Technicians: Employment and Salary

These professionals learn how to refinish and repair vehicle bodywork, as well as how to straighten damaged vehicle frames.

2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Auto Mechanics: Employment and Salary

An auto mechanic's job is to identify damaged vehicle parts in order to repair or replace them as needed.

RegionTotal EmploymentHourly Mean WageAnnual Mean Wage
Carson City, NV150$22.29$46,360
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV3,390$21.74$45,220
Reno, NV1,030$24.12$50,180
2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Bus/ Truck Mechanics: Employment and Salary

The name is a bit of a giveaway as to the role of these professionals: maintenance and repairs for diesel-fueled vehicles, such as buses and trucks.

RegionTotal EmploymentHourly Mean WageAnnual Mean Wage
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV1,050$25.38$52,780
Reno, NV380$28.91$60,130
2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Finding a School in Nevada

Interested in finding a good school to improve your career, but not sure where to start? Use our listings below to find the best schools for you, then contact their admissions departments directly 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