Career Description

Mechanics specialized in working on any car problems that other people have that they don't know to fix. For example they can repair or replace any worn out parts such as brake pads and wheel bearings.

Job Outlook

Is expected to grow 17 percent from the years 2010 to 2020


  • Test parts and systems to ensure that they are working properly
  • Identify mechanical problems, often by using computerized diagnostic equipment
  • Follow checklists to ensure that all critical parts are examined
  • Test and lubricate the vehicle’s engine and other major components
  • Perform basic care and maintenance, including oil changes, tuneups, and tire rotations
  • Repair or replace worn parts, such as brake pads and wheel bearings
  • Disassemble and reassemble parts
  • Use testing equipment to ensure that repairs and maintenance are effective
  • Explain to clients their automotive problems and the repairs done on their vehicles

Median salary

- $35,790

($17.21 per hour)

How to become a Mechanic

  • Need a High School Diploma
  • Long term on the job-training
  • Need to know mathematics, English, electronics,and automotive repairs
  • Training with skilled mechanics and you learn from there what you have to do