Employment Outlook

With a current estimated shortage of 70,000 technicians, employment conditions are ripe for graduates of the Auto Technology program. Cars are more technologically advanced and sophisticated than ever. Gone are the days when the average person could tinker away most automotive problems in the home garage. Today’s vehicles demand skilled workersto maintain them, and with the state-of-the-art equipment and instructional units available at SUN Tech, today’s students can become tomorrow’s industry leaders.

In this area, entry-level auto technicians generally earn around $8.00 per hour, progressing up to$20.00 per hour with experience and training. An “A” level technician in a mid-sized city such as Harrisburg can earn up to $70,000 per year.