If you want to pursue a career as an auto mechanic, you can expect to be working with traditional systems alongside new electronic ones that are continually being introduced and innovated. These systems can be used to inspect, maintain and repair a variety of vehicles, from cars to small trucks. With a large number of large metro areas and tons of colleges, there are many options for education if you're looking to become an auto mechanic in this state.
To become an auto mechanic, you will need to have the right education behind you and there are a wide range of auto mechanic schools in Ohio that can provide you with this. Some of these include:
To provide you with the relevant skills, an auto mechanic school in Ohio can offer you education in the classroom and in a hands-on environment. The programs cover how to:
Once these programs have been completed, some also choose to go on and study for an associate's degree.
The National institute of Automatic Service Excellence issue certifications that enable you to work as an auto mechanic in Ohio. There are a number of specialist areas that you can achieve this certificate in, including manual drive train and axles and engine performance or repair. In order to be issued with one of these certificates, you'll need to have the relevant schooling and a year's worth of experience, or 2 years' experience in a working environment.
There is also the opportunity to become an ASE Master Technician if you are able to gain certificates in each of the specialist areas, except vehicle diesel engines, which isn't required.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Ohio. 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. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org
Annual Median Salary