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So You Want to Be an Motorcycle Mechanic

It makes sense to work doing something you enjoy. If you like working with your hands, problem solving, and riding motorbikes, then this could be your dream career. Motorcycles are ridden all over America, so this is a very transferable set of skills to have. You could even go anywhere in the world, since motorcycle servicing and faults are the same wherever you go. Younger age groups tend to use motorcycles as an economical mode of transport, as well as sport, and of course thrill seeking. "Forty somethings" are showing a resurgence of interest too. Maybe reliving their youth, or realizing their dream of owning a quality bike. Maybe they could not afford their dream in their younger days, but now they have the disposable income. Of course, all of these contribute to an increase in opportunities for motorcycle mechanics.

Being a motorcycle mechanic does not pay as much as some types of small engines mechanic. It is better paid than most though. As well as work in motorcycle repair shops, you may be attracted to working in a specialist repair shop for a particular brand. These garages are generally keen to ensure that your training is up to date and they will often pay for further training as well as uniforms. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, states that employers are keen to employ motorcycle mechanics with formal qualifications. (U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition, Small Engine Mechanics.)

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            Motorcycle Repair Technician
            Penn Foster , Online
            • Flexible Online Learning — Career programs designed for anytime learning.  Study when you have time and test when you feel ready.
            • Accredited and Supported — Regionally and nationally accredited programs with expert instructors available to answer your questions.
            • Affordable Tuition — 0% interest and low monthly payment plans.
            • Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
            • Founded in 1890 in Scranton, Pennsylvania    
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            Aviation Maintenance Technician
            • Designated as a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
            • Offers several aviation maintenance programs, including engineering, electronics, helicopter, and avionics technology.
            • Tutoring and advising services are available to students at no additional cost.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
            • 11 campuses across the United States, with locations in California, Virginia, Texas, Indianapolis, Florida, and more.
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            BS in Aeronautics
            • Ranked among top Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
            • Ranked 37th among the Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
            • Stands as the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation with 100,000+ students.
            • Offers over 230 programs online, from the certificate to the doctoral level.
            • Has a student-faculty ratio of 25:1, and 42.3% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
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            Associate of Arts in Aviation Management

            See What’s Possible When You Earn a Degree at Florida Tech 100% Online

            Whatever your motivation for considering an undergraduate or graduate degree, Florida Tech offers programs online that can meet your needs. Here are a few reasons Florida Tech may be the right choice for you.

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