Mechanics Job Outlook

In a June 30, 2009 photo, Larry Wostenberg teaches an engine management systems class at the WyoTech technical school campus in Laramie, Wyo. These students should have plenty of job opportunities when they graduate despite the closure of 3,200 Chrysler and GM dealerships. Fewer people buying new cars means more people are relying on older cars to stay running. That’s keeping independent repair shops busy, and causing them to build new locations staffed by new mechanics. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver)