Having a great career in automotive is based on your passion for learning how to repair and service cars—not your gender.
There are fewer women in automotive careers, what is the cause?
A recent study by Deloitte revealed that 65% of women are reluctant to enter the automotive industry because of negative perceptions about the workplace and 39% of women worry about opportunities for career progression.
How many female mechanics are there in the US?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that there are 19,236 female auto mechanics (2.1% of all auto mechanics) in the United States. In contrast, there were only 12,000 female auto mechanics out of in 1999. Therefore, the number of women entering the field has increased over the years.
Why Should Women Consider a Career in Automotive?
The opportunity for women is abundant in this industry. Women tend to possess communication skills that help build trust and relationships with customers, allowing them to succeed in any role within the profession. In fact, women have certain characteristics that make them perfect for the trade. Women are dexterous, patient – they have less of a tendency to throw a tool across the room.
One of our former students Rebecca, one of our former students explained it simply, “as a woman in the industry I would recommend it quite frankly to anyone, you’re treated based on your willingness to learn and the positive attitude not you know how many chromosomes you have or you know.”
Service Advisor Program for Women
Automotive service advisors are professionals who act as the liaison between customers and the auto technicians who work on their vehicles. When taking your car in for a repair, this is often the first person you will come in contact with. Women tend to succeed in these roles as they are naturally able to articulate and are great communicators.
Collision Repair Program
Are you artistic or looking for a career to put your attention to detail to use? The collision repair industry is seeing a positive increase in women entering, but there is still a long way to go. Women excel in this area of auto mechanics because they have high attention to detail, especially when it comes to colors and painting. Picking out colors that match the car is imperative to this role. Those with the skills to succeed in this job can look forward to steady and satisfying work.
With the growth of organizations committed to educating and empowering women to become auto mechanics, the future is brighter than ever for aspiring female auto mechanics.
If you’re a woman who’s interested in cars and the systems that drive them, now is the time to start considering a career in auto mechanics. Learn this trade in 20 weeks with Matrix Trade Institute’s automotive technician efficiency training program. You’ll have the opportunity to start making money in the field while you’re working and will graduate with the tools, job security, and high-earning potential needed for a successful career.
Contact Matrix Trade Institute today to schedule a tour and learn more.