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With total auto technician employment expected to exceed 705,000 by 2030, there’s no better time to get trained for the industry.47 You can gain the hands-on experience and skills you need in Universal Technical Institute’s Automotive Technology program to be offered at the Austin, Texas campus.
Students in the Automotive Technology program receive core training that covers the fundamentals needed for an entry-level career.1 They learn diagnostics and how to make repairs on a variety of systems and parts.
During the program, students follow UTI’s blended learning model, which combines online instructor-led training with hands-on application in the lab. This type of training not only gives students more flexibility but is also modeled after the type of training techs receive in the field today.
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Students gain a foundation of knowledge that is built upon week after week, making the program accessible to all skill levels. The courses in the program include:
Automotive technicians play an important role by maintaining and repairing different modes of transport we rely upon every day. Hear more about how these careers are in demand in this video!
Documents you receive after training at UTI can be important when entering the workforce, as many employers will ask to see them.
Automotive Technology graduates from UTI Austin will earn Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degrees and will also be prepared to test for ASE certifications. The training they’ll receive can also be substituted for one of the two years
of work experience required to become ASE certified.
While the Automotive Technology program at UTI prepares students for entry-level careers, technicians can explore different opportunities within the industry after gaining experience and skills, including:
Explore potential career paths when you read our automotive career guide.
*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.
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25) UTI’s Automotive Technology program prepares graduates for entry-level positions using the provided training, primarily as automotive technicians. Estimated annual salary is for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics as published in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May 2020 Occupational Employment and Wages. Entry-level salaries are lower for UTI graduates. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. UTI graduates’ achievements may vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on economic factors, personal credentials, work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer, and their compensation programs. Some UTI graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than as an automotive technician, such as service writer, smog inspector, and parts associate. Salary information for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: The average annual entry-level salary range for persons employed as Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (49-3023) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is $32,140 to $53,430 (Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development, May 2020 data https://lmi.dua.eol.mass.gov/lmi/OccupationalEmploymentAndWageSpecificOccupations#). Salary information for North Carolina: The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the hourly median wage for skilled automotive technicians in North Carolina is $20.59 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, May 2020 Occupational Employment and Wages, Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics). The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not publish entry-level salary data. However, the 25th and 10th percentiles of hourly earnings in North Carolina are $14.55 and $11.27, respectively.
41) For Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an annual average of 69,000 job openings between 2020 and 2030. Job openings include openings due to net employment changes and net replacements. See Table 1.10 Occupational separations and openings, projected 2020–30, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, viewed November 18, 2021. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. Updated on November 18, 2021.
47) The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that total national employment for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics will be 705,900 by 2030. See Table 1.2 Employment by detailed occupation, 2020 and projected 2030, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, viewed November 18, 2021. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. Updated on November 18, 2021.
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