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

About 13% of auto mechanics are self-employed.

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
Few
  Champaign Area
536
Large
&
-2.8%
-0.9%
>>>>
49
Few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
812
Large
&
-3.7%
1.2%
>>>>
75
Very few
  Cook County
10,308
Very large
&
-6.1%
0.6%
>>>>
911
Few
  Decatur Area
358
Large
&
2.2%
5.5%
>>>>
36
Few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
1,573
Large
&
-4.8%
2.5%
>>>>
142
Very few
  Du Page County
3,423
Very large
&
2.0%
3.3%
>>>>
344
Few
  Edwardsville Area
808
Large
&
-4.1%
5.5%
>>>>
75
Very few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
349
Large
&
-8.3%
-2.1%
>>>>
30
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
558
Large
&
6.3%
5.8%
>>>>
60
Moderate
  Lake County
1,896
Large
&
-5.4%
1.9%
>>>>
170
Very few
  McHenry County
711
Large
&
2.8%
2.9%
>>>>
73
Moderate
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
624
Large
&
-4.0%
1.0%
>>>>
58
Few
  Northwest Illinois Area
915
Large
&
-1.0%
2.6%
>>>>
88
Few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
1,788
Large
&
-0.7%
-1.9%
>>>>
172
Moderate
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
580
Large
&
-1.2%
-1.1%
>>>>
55
Moderate
  Rock Island-Moline Area
586
Large
&
-5.1%
-1.8%
>>>>
53
Few
  Rockford Area
919
Large
&
-3.9%
0.9%
>>>>
83
Very few
  Shawnee National Forest Area
287
Large
&
-4.2%
-2.3%
>>>>
27
Few
  Springfield Area
834
Large
&
-13.5%
0.0%
>>>>
65
None
  St Louis-Belleville Area
1,098
Large
&
-6.9%
-1.7%
>>>>
95
Very few
  Vermilion County
167
Medium
&
-1.2%
-3.0%
>>>>
16
Moderate
  Will County
1,569
Large
&
7.8%
4.1%
>>>>
170
Moderate
United States
703,800
Very large
&
0.3%
7.7%
>>>>
69,000
Very few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.