Automotive service technicians and mechanics held about 770,100 jobs nationally in 2018. Automotive repair and maintenance shops and automobile dealers employed the majority of these workers, with 32 percent working in shops and 29 percent employed by dealers. In addition, automotive parts, accessories, and tire stores employed 9 percent of automotive service technicians. Others worked in gasoline stations; automotive equipment rental and leasing companies; federal, state, and local governments; and other organizations. About 14 percent of service technicians were self-employed. Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is expected to increase by 5 percent nationally from 2018 through 2028.
Bureau of Labor Statistics,https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/automotive-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm