If you enjoy tinkering with cars, you might be interested in an automotive career. Mechanics and automotive service techs repair automobiles and perform maintenance to keep them in good, running condition. Other types of automotive careers include repairing and restoring vehicles, and lead to careers in engineering.

Possible career paths include:

  • Automotive Body and Related Repairer
  • Automotive Service Technician and Mechanic
  • Automotive Glass Installer and Repairer
  • Bus, Truck and Diesel Mechanic
  • Engine and Other Machine Assembler
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer Technician

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Did You Know

The Mobility sector is projected to expand by 31,800 jobs (10.6 percent) between 2020 and 2030. There are expected to be an average of 32,400 total annual openings statewide over the period.

Employment and job advertisements in the sector are largely concentrated to the Detroit Metro region and other southern portions of the Lower Peninsula.

There is an overrepresentation of men in the Mobility sector with men making up nearly three-quarters of its employment. Comparatively, men account for just over half of total statewide employment.

The Mobility sector is one of the higher paying industry sectors with a nominal average salary of $71,900. This was more than $10,000 greater than the average salary for total statewide employment.

From 2015 to 2021, employment in the Mobility sector grew by 5.4 percent. This is compared to total statewide employment which decreased by 0.7 percent over the same period.

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