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Career and Education Opportunities for Auto Mechanics in Wyoming

Wyoming has a population of 544,270, which has grown by 10.22% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Equality State," Wyoming's capital and biggest city is Cheyenne.

Currently, 1,480 people work as auto mechanics in Wyoming. This is expected to grow by 26% to 1,860 people by 2016. This is better than the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for auto mechanics are expected to grow by about 4.7%. Auto mechanics generally repair automobiles, trucks, and other vehicles.

Auto mechanics earn approximately $15 per hour or $32,730 annually on average in Wyoming. Nationally they average about $16 per hour or $35,100 annually. Compared with people working in the overall category of Automotive, people working as auto mechanics in Wyoming earn more. They earn more than people working in the overall category of Automotive nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 404,855 jobs in Wyoming. The average annual income was $48,580 in 2008, up from $46,726 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Wyoming was 6.4% in 2009, which has grown by 3.2% since the previous year. Roughly 21.9% of Wyoming residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Wyoming include mining, mining (except oil), and crude petroleum gas extraction. Notable tourist destinations include the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, the Messenger Brothers Carriage Service, and the Wyoming Off Track Betting.

CITIES WITH Auto Mechanic OPPORTUNITIES IN Wyoming


JOB DESCRIPTION: Auto Mechanic

In general, auto mechanics repair automobiles, trucks, and other vehicles. They also master mechanics repair virtually any part on the vehicle or specialize in the transmission system.

Every day, auto mechanics are expected to be able to twist and stretch their arms and legs to get work done. They need to maintain precise control of objects and devices through a range of movements. It is also important that they visualize how things come together and can be organized.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Wyoming include:

  • Auto Body Mechanic. Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.
  • Auto Glass Installer. Replace or repair broken windshields and window glass in motor vehicles.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Wyoming

Wyoming
Wyoming photo by David Jolley

Wyoming has a population of 544,270, which has grown by 10.22% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Equality State," Wyoming's capital and most populous city is Cheyenne. In 2008, there were a total of 404,855 jobs in Wyoming. The average annual income was $48,580 in 2008, up from $46,726 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Wyoming was 6.4% in 2009, which has grown by 3.2% since the previous year. Roughly 21.9% of Wyoming residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Wyoming include mining, mining (except oil), and crude petroleum gas extraction. Notable tourist destinations include the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, the Nelson Museum of the West, and the Union Pacific Historical Society.