Auto Mechanic and Automotive Schools in Missouri

Participating in a training program can prove to be beneficial considering employers in the automotive service and repair industry prefer to hire individuals with formal training, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Missouri auto mechanic schools offer programs that cover topics surrounding the basics of automotive, motorcycle and diesel technology and may take between six months and one year to complete. Students can anticipate coursework in HVAC, fuel systems, suspension and steering, transmissions, engine repair and more. Online education is also an option at many auto mechanic schools in Missouri, giving professionals the benefits of flexibility and convenience while completing a program.

After graduating from a training program, students may decide to earn certifications from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The ASE offers various industry-specific test series that are considered to be the industry-standard for certification. The BLS reports that automotive service technicians and mechanics in Missouri earned a mean annual income of $38,050 in 2014, bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists earned $42,200 and automotive body and related repairers earned $42,390.

Auto Repair Careers in Missouri

Positions for autobody technicians, auto mechanics, and bus/ truck mechanics are common all over the United States, and Missouri is no different. To learn more about these careers, and how they’re performing in Missouri’s current job market, take a look at our tables below.

Autobody Technicians: Employment and Salary

Autobody technicians spend their time repairing damaged vehicle bodies and frames.

Auto Mechanics: Employment and Salary

Most common auto problems are fixed by auto mechanics.

Bus/ Truck Mechanics: Employment and Salary

Buses, trucks and other diesel vehicles are the responsibility of these professionals.

Finding a School in Missouri

Read about diesel mechanic programs in Missouri here:

Missouri NATEF Certified Diesel Mechanic Schools

And check out our list of Missouri automotive schools below, covering locations from Saint Louis to Springfield, for help finding the one that’s right for you.


  • Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, Occupational Employment and Wages, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,
  • Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,