Automotive Technology

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What is an Automotive Technician?

Automotive technicians service, repair, and upgrade motor vehicles of all kinds. This career is ideal for someone who has an interest in cars and already acts as their own mechanic.

How Much Money Do Automotive Technicians Make?

In South Carolina, the average automotive technician makes over $40,000/year, with some earning more than $66,000. As long as people use cars, there will be a need for automotive technicians.

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Potential Salary80%
80%

The most experienced auto service techs earn over $66k/year*

Average Salary60%
60%

Average salary in South Carolina is $40,080

Starting Salary60%
60%

Typical starting salary for automotive technicians is $33,000

Degree Requirement80%
80%

No degree is required for most jobs

Time Commitment70%
70%

An Automotive Collision Repair Certificate takes at least 2 semesters to earn

Job Availability80%
80%

Over 10,000 jobs are available in SC alone

Job Security90%
90%

Advances in automotive technology means job security for technicians

Salary info and other data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and PayScale.com
* Denotes info based on nation-wide statistics

Training

Automotive Technology Degree

22 Classes (69 Total Credit Hours)
$35K/Year Starting Salary

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Automotive Collision Repair Certificate

12 Classes (40 Total Credit Hours)
$33K/Year Starting Salary

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