Do you love fixing things and riding motorcycles? Then motorcycle mechanic training may be just the thing for you as you advance in your career. You are seeing more and more motorcycles on the road today, however a lot of people are not able to perform their own maintenance on their bikes, so mechanics are in great demand today.
Motorcycle mechanics can work in their own shop, out of their garage, or for a dealership. The skills that they acquire in their training are very specific in nature, and can include the following:
– Standard motorcycle care and maintenance
– Identifying mechanical issues through the use of diagnostics
– Disassembly, repair and replacement of parts and equipment
– Communicating to the customer what the problem is
– Standard inspections and tune upâs
Motorcycle Mechanic Training and Certification
No formal school or training is required to become a motorcycle mechanic, however pursuing additional education will likely help you land a higher paying job and more easily advance in your career. Perhaps more importantly, customers will value your knowledge and skills, and keep coming back for their future repair needs.
Motorcycle Mechanic Salary
As of May 2012, the median average hourly wage was $15.93 and the annual median was $33,140, according to the BLS. The top 10% of motorcycle mechanics do have much better earnings potential, with an hourly wage of $24.83 and annual median of $51,650.
The job outlooks for qualified motorcycle mechanics looks to be very bright over the coming years. According to the BLS, the projected change in employment for motorcycle mechanics from 2010 to 2010 is 24%, which is incredible growth compared compared to other small engine mechanic careers.
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