Mechanic Schools in Alabama

Mechanic Schools in Alabama

Mechanic Jobs in Alabama

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Overview of Mechanic Schools in Alabama

While Alabama isn’t the most densely populated state, it still has plenty to offer in the way of automotive education. Compared to larger states like New York, California or Florida, you won’t find as many pure trade schools or technical colleges to get a degree. However, Alabama still offers a lot of ways to become a mechanic through smaller vocational schools, technical academies and community colleges. Many of the mechanic schools in Alabama are great options as they offer a quality technical education at a lower price point than you will find nationally. Whether you are seeking a certification or an associates degree, you have a wide range of school sizes, programs and campus lifestyles.

Working as an Auto Mechanic in Alabama

Many students look at the job market in a state before they choose to attend a mechanic school there. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), automotive service technicians and mechanics in Alabama make an average of  $39,340, which is a solid average wage when you consider the cost of living in most areas of the state. There are roughly 8,000 total jobs for mechanics and technicians in Alabama, though this includes those jobs that are currently filled. This number of jobs is expected to grow by almost 6% in the next decade, which is slightly below the projected growth for the US as a whole.

Most mechanic schools in Alabama offer certification in automotive technology, automotive service technology, or automotive mechanics. A certificate or an associates degree in these fields will usually lead graduates into a mechanic job, though there are also a few thousand jobs in more specialized fields in Alabama. While the state is not home to many Fortune 500 companies, there are dozens of companies, mostly in Birmingham with large, national or multinational operations. Whether you picture yourself with a large company, a small body shop, or even starting your own business, there are enough options and openings for mechanics and technicians that you can have a future in Alabama. Job types and salaries for the four main automotive fields in Alabama break down as follows:

Job Type Total in Alabama Average Hourly Wage Average Annual Salary
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 8,100 $18.91 $39,340
Automotive Body and Related Repairers 2,280 $19.89 $41,370
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 170 $18.41 $38,300
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 4,460 $19.77 $41,110

Directory of Alabama Schools

Featured Trade Schools in Alabama

Coastal Alabama Community College Logo - Mechanic Schools in Alabama

Coastal Alabama Community College
Programs:
Automotive Mechanics
Automotive Body Repair
Welding Technology
and more…

Bevill State Community College Logo - Mechanic Schools in Alabama

Bevill State Community College
Programs:
Vehicle Technology & Repair
Automated Manufacturing Technology
Welding Technology
and more…

Trenholm State Community College Logo - Mechanic Schools in Alabama

Trenholm State Community College
Programs:
Automotive Technology
Automotive Collision Repair
Diesel Mechanics
and more…

All Mechanic Schools in Alabama

School Address Programs More Details
Career Technical Education Center 701 Highway 70
Columbiana, AL 35051
Automotive Technology
Collision Repair Technology
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J.F. Drake State Community & Tech College 3421 Meridian Street
North Huntsville, AL 35811
Automotive Service Technology
Welding Technology
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Limestone County Career Technical Center 505 East Sanderfer Rd.
Athens, AL 35611
Automotive Technology
Collision Repair
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Wallace State Community College 801 Main Street NW
Hanceville, AL 35077
Automotive Service Technology
Collision Repair
Diesel Mechanics
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Northwest Shoals Community College Multiple Campuses Automotive Service Technology
Automotive Collision Repair
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Bishop State Community College Multiple Campuses Automotive Body Repair
Welding Technology
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North Baldwin Center for Technology 505 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Bay Minette, AL 36507
Automotive Technology View School
South Baldwin Center for Technology 19200 Carolina Street
Robertsdale, AL 36567
Automotive Technology View School
Blount County Career Technical Center 61500 US HWY 231
Cleveland, AL 35049
Automotive Technology
Collision Repair Technology
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Shelton State Community College Multiple Campuses Automotive Services Technology View School

 

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