Automotive Service Technician

City of Oceanside Public Works Department | Automotive

Average Wage for this Career

$56,742 *This figure represents the median wage for this career in San Diego County and not the wages of any specific interviewee

Occupational Outlook


About Automotive Mechanic

Meet Chris Payne, Fleet Auto Technician III, who tells us all about his role with the City of Oceanside Water Public Works Department. An Automotive Mechanic performs maintenance and repairs on the inner workings of cars by using computerized diagnostic tools to diagnose issues. Automotive Mechanics need clear communicating skills to discuss issues and assist owners as they make decisions about maintenance and repairs.

Education Resources

Automotive Technology Program
MiraCosta College

ASE Certification
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence

Intern/Apprentice Programs – Job Shadowing

Mentorship Programs – Municipalities