Automobile Mechanics


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Automobile Mechanics

Automobile Mechanics - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Auto repair shops
  • Auto dealerships
  • Auto supply stores

Outlook

Demand for this occupation is expected to show little to no change over the next few years. The number of cars and trucks on the road is increasing and better designs allow vehicles to be driven for more years leading to increased work for auto mechanics.

However, new technologies are making cars more reliable and less likely to need repair. Electric vehicles require less maintenance and repair than non-electric vehicles. As the number of electric vehicles on the road increases, future demand for mechanics may decrease.

Job prospects are best for people with formal training and certifications. Most job openings will be at automobile dealerships and independent repair shops.

Automobile Mechanics (CIS 100251)

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Illinois
30,789
Very large
&
-1.9%
2.4%
>>>>
2,912
Very High
  Champaign Area
536
Large
&
-2.8%
-0.9%
>>>>
49
Moderate
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
812
Very large
&
-3.7%
1.2%
>>>>
75
Moderate
  Cook County
10,308
Very large
&
-6.1%
0.6%
>>>>
911
High
  Decatur Area
358
Very large
&
2.2%
5.5%
>>>>
36
Moderate
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
1,573
Very large
&
-4.8%
2.5%
>>>>
142
High
  Du Page County
3,423
Very large
&
2.0%
3.3%
>>>>
344
High
  Edwardsville Area
808
Very large
&
-4.1%
5.5%
>>>>
75
Moderate
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
349
Very large
&
-8.3%
-2.1%
>>>>
30
Moderate
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
558
Very large
&
6.3%
5.8%
>>>>
60
Moderate
  Lake County
1,896
Very large
&
-5.4%
1.9%
>>>>
170
High
  McHenry County
711
Very large
&
2.8%
2.9%
>>>>
73
Moderate
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
624
Very large
&
-4.0%
1.0%
>>>>
58
Moderate
  Northwest Illinois Area
915
Very large
&
-1.0%
2.6%
>>>>
88
High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
1,788
Very large
&
-0.7%
-1.9%
>>>>
172
High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
580
Very large
&
-1.2%
-1.1%
>>>>
55
Moderate
  Rock Island-Moline Area
586
Very large
&
-5.1%
-1.8%
>>>>
53
Moderate
  Rockford Area
919
Very large
&
-3.9%
0.9%
>>>>
83
Moderate
  Shawnee National Forest Area
287
Large
&
-4.2%
-2.3%
>>>>
27
Moderate
  Springfield Area
834
Very large
&
-13.5%
0.0%
>>>>
65
Moderate
  St Louis-Belleville Area
1,098
Very large
&
-6.9%
-1.7%
>>>>
95
High
  Vermilion County
167
Large
&
-1.2%
-3.0%
>>>>
16
Few
  Will County
1,569
Very large
&
7.8%
4.1%
>>>>
170
High
United States
733,200
Very large
&
1.4%
5.3%
>>>>
73,300
High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.