Automotive Service Technician (SOC 49-3023)

Occupational Profile
General Job Description


Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles. Exclude "Automotive Body and Related Repairers" (49-3021), "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031), and "Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles" (49-2096).

For more information about this career view the O*NET Summary Report. Method of Entry Typically requires the completion of high school or an equivalent program resulting in the award of a high school diploma or an equivalent, such as the General Educational Development (GED) credential.

Use of Advanced Technology

Every occupation includes some relationship between job duties and the use of advanced technology -- defined as work activities and environments that incorporate complex electronics as found in computers, lasers, robotics, digital devices, satellites, etc. While basic computer skills such as "keyboarding" apply to an increasing number of occupations, each has different levels of technology interface. Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics is classified as an occupation whose job duties rely on moderate use of technology.

Employment Outlook


West Central Local Workforce Development Area Labor Market Information


  • Regional Employment 2012: 690
  • Projected Regional Employment 2022: 790
  • Absolute Change 2012 - 2022: 100
  • Percent Change 2012 - 2022: 14.50%
  • Average Hourly Wage 2013: $16.24
  • Average Openings per year due to Replacement: 15
  • Average Openings per year due to Growth: 10

Texas Labor Market Information


  • Texas Employment 2012: 51,540
  • Projected Texas Employment 2022: 60,680
  • Absolute Change 2012 - 2022: 9,140
  • Percent Change 2012 - 2022: 17.70%
  • Average Hourly Wage 2013: $18.39
  • Average Openings per year due to Replacement: 1,305
  • Average Openings per year due to Growth: 915

National Labor Market Information


  • National Employment 2012: 701,100
  • Projected National Employment 2022: 761,500
  • Absolute Change 2012 - 2022: 60,400
  • Percent Change 2012 - 2022: 8.60%
  • Average Hourly Wage 2013: $18.97
  • Average Openings per year due to Replacement: Not Available
  • Average Openings per year due to Growth: Not Available

Additional Labor Market Information


  • Turnover: Average
  • Average Age of Workers in Occupation: 36.9
  • Average Years in Occupation: 8.8
  • Average Years with Current Employer: 3.3
  • Percent Female: 1.3%
  • Percent Non-White: 21.9%

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