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Auto Mechanic and Automotive Schools in West Virginia

The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) has certified eighteen West Virginia auto mechanic schools. These secondary schools, community colleges and technical centers offer programs in automobile and medium/heavy truck maintenance and repair, as well as collision repair and refinishing. The programs offered by auto mechanic schools in West Virginia vary in length and include two-semester certification programs, which might qualify you for a job or translate to college credits, as well as two-year associate degree programs. Or you can enroll in a program through a national online university to work toward a diploma at your own pace.

Auto Repair Careers in West Virginia

Autobody technicians, auto mechanics, and bus/ truck mechanics are three of the most common West Virginia automotive careers. If you're curious about the outlook for these careers in West Virginia's current job market, take a look at the tables provided below.

Autobody Technicians: Employment and Salary

Autobody technicians take care of fixing up vehicle bodies, as well as straightening damaged vehicle frames.

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

Auto Mechanics: Employment and Salary

When there's a problem with your vehicle, an auto mechanic is the person to talk to. Identifying and fixing common vehicle problems is their specialty.

Bus/ Truck Mechanics: Employment and Salary

As you might expect from the name, these professionals maintain and overhaul engines for buses, trucks and other diesel vehicles.

RegionTotal EmploymentHourly Mean WageAnnual Mean Wage
Beckley, WV100$18.27$38,010
Charleston, WV270$21.1$43,880
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH530$18.04$37,530
Wheeling, WV-OH170$23.38$48,640
Source: 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Finding a School in West Virginia

There are many automotive tech schools in West Virginia, and our listings below might be able to help you find the perfect one for you.

Sources:

  1. 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
  2. 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 West Virginia

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

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