Auto mechanics examine, diagnose, and repair a wide variety of vehicles, as well as a wide variety of mechanical issues. The ideal candidate for a career as an automotive technician enjoys working with his or her hands. He or she also applies logic to root out problems and discover the solution. Georgia auto mechanics might work in a wide variety of areas, including repair shops, auto dealerships, and garages.
Most professionals in the auto mechanic industry have some type of certification or received formal training. Students can find automotive technician programs in numerous technical colleges found throughout the state of Georgia.
Modern vehicles feature complex, advanced electronic and computer systems. Today's mechanic needs the skills and training to match. Automotive technology students study the eight principles of ASE certification:
Some students choose to pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree, while others pursue general certification or a specialized certification, such as:
The state of Georgia does not require auto mechanics to obtain a special license.
However, many of the top employers hire only mechanics with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification. To increase your marketability and earning potential, ASE certification is highly recommended.
Auto mechanics who service air conditioners may need an EPA 608 Technician Certification to work with refrigerants.
Schools for Automotive Mechanics in Georgia are listed below.
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|School Name||Campus||Highest Award||Enrolled|
|Albany Technical College||Albany||Associate||2,770|
|Altamaha Technical College||Jesup||Associate||840|
|Appalachian Technical College||Jasper||Associate||998|
|Athens Technical College||Athens||Associate||4,041|
|Atlanta Technical College||Atlanta||Associate||3,327|
|Augusta Technical College||Augusta||Associate||4,516|
|Central Georgia Technical College||Macon||Associate||5,233|
|Chattahoochee Technical College||Marietta||Associate||6,264|
|College of Coastal Georgia||Brunswick||Associate||2,942|
|Columbus Technical College||Columbus||Associate||3,604|
|Coosa Valley Technical College||Rome||Associate||2,628|
|Dalton State College||Dalton||Bachelor||4,532|
|Dekalb Technical College||Clarkston||Associate||3,819|
|East Central Technical College||Fitzgerald||Associate||1,356|
|Flint River Technical College||Thomaston||Associate||886|
|Georgia Southwestern State University||Americus||Masters||2,405|
|Griffin Technical College||Griffin||Associate||4,032|
|Gwinnett Technical College||Lawrenceville||Associate||4,789|
|Heart of Georgia Technical College||Dublin||Associate||1,560|
|Lanier Technical College||Oakwood||Associate||3,303|
|Middle Georgia Technical College||Warner Robins||Associate||2,851|
|Moultrie Technical College||Moultrie||Associate||2,160|
|North Georgia Technical College||Clarkesville||Associate||1,964|
|North Metro Technical College||Acworth||Associate||2,222|
|Northwestern Technical College||Rock Spring||Associate||2,275|
|Ogeechee Technical College||Statesboro||Associate||1,921|
|Okefenokee Technical College||Waycross||Associate||1,550|
|Savannah Technical College||Savannah||Associate||4,159|
|South Georgia Technical College||Americus||Associate||1,853|
|Southwest Georgia Technical College||Thomasville||Associate||1,408|
|Swainsboro Technical College||Swainsboro||Associate||664|
|Valdosta State University||Valdosta||Doctorate||11,280|
|Valdosta Technical College||Valdosta||Associate||2,391|
|West Central Technical College||Waco||Associate||3,530|
|West Georgia Technical College||LaGrange||Associate||1,755|
The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Georgia. 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.
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