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Motorcycle Mechanic Schools

If you spend most of your free time in the garage tinkering with your scoot, maybe you're ready to do it full-time for pay! Motorcycle mechanics repair and service all kinds of bikes, from heavy-duty hogs to motor scooters (though many choose to specialize in a particular make or model). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts job prospects for small engine mechanics who have formal training. In some cases, you may even enroll in a distance learning program and study at your own pace.

Motorcycle Mechanics

Making It as a Motorcycle Mechanic

The BLS predicts a steady growth rate to around 22,200 by 2020. Depending on your location, the work may be seasonal, as fewer riders go out in the winter. The median salary for motorcycle mechanics is about $31,980 (Source: BLS, May 2010) per year. This profession requires a training program that teaches you the most up-to-date technology and techniques. (Source:http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/small-engine-mechanics.htm#tab-4). In an entry-level job, you may spend your time on engines, brakes, transmissions, body repairs and ignition systems. If you like taking bikes apart and putting them back together, this may the career for you.

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            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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            • Students can complete an entry-level technician program in about a year, and manufacturer training and graduate in as little as 18 months.
            • Provides technical education training programs for automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle, and marine technicians.
            • Partners with many well-known manufacturers, including General Motors, Porsche Cars North America Inc., and BMW of North America LLC.
            • Offers internships to students and alumni for first-hand experience.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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