An auto mechanic examines, diagnoses, and repairs a wide variety of vehicles. Some choose a career working on all parts of a vehicle, while others prefer to specialize on a particular component, such as brakes or transmission systems.
This career requires the ability to think logically and use an analytical approach to solve problems. The ideal person enjoys working with his or her hands. With training, you may find opportunities in a variety of locations, including repair shops, dealerships, and more.
Though there aren't strict educational requirements for auto mechanics in Arizona, you may consider attending a training program or becoming certified. It's no surprise that a state as large as Arizona provides a large number of educational options, including a few of the following:
As technology continues to evolve, modern vehicles become more complex. Arizona auto mechanic programs are designed to prepare you to work on these technologically advanced systems, as well as perform traditional diagnoses and repairs. Training includes:
Common courses include Automotive Maintenance, Engine Diagnosis and Repair, and Automotive Brakes Diagnosis and Repair.
The state of Arizona does not require auto mechanics to obtain licensing.
To increase your marketability as a mechanic, Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification is highly recommended, as most top facilities only employ mechanics with ASE certification.
You may also need an EPA 608 Technician Certification to work with refrigerants.
Schools for Automotive Mechanics in Arizona are listed below.
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|School Name||Campus||Highest Award||Enrolled|
|Arizona Western College||Yuma||Associate||6,953|
|Central Arizona College||Coolidge||Associate||4,951|
|Eastern Arizona College||Thatcher||Associate||5,314|
|GateWay Community College Phoenix||Phoenix||Associate||6,874|
|Glendale Community College||Glendale||Associate||18,444|
|Mesa Community College||Mesa||Associate||24,470|
|Mohave Community College||Kingman||Associate||5,879|
|Pima Community College||Tucson||Associate||32,982|
The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Arizona. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.
Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Automotive Mechanics relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.
|Lake Havasu City||330||$37360||1.6|
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