Tire Repairers and Changers

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What do they do?

Repair and replace tires.

Also known as:

Alignment Technician, Lube Technician, Service Technician, Tire Buster, Tire Changer, Tire Installer, Tire Repairer, Tire Shop Mechanic, Tire Technician

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Tire Repairers and Changers is projected to Decline 6 percent from 2018 to 2028

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • -6.2%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #30 in job growth rate
  • 270

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #18 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.1%)
  • Master's degree (1%)
  • Bachelor's degree (3.6%)
  • Associate's degree (3.8%)
  • Some college, no degree (23.1%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (47.1%)
  • Less than high school diploma (21.3%)

Percent of workers in this field

★ You’re seeing education information for Tire repairers and changers(1) because we don’t have information for Tire Repairers and Changers. Please note the information may not be the same for both occupations.

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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Trunk Strength - The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • Static Strength - The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
  • Extent Flexibility - The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Install vehicle parts or accessories.
  • Remove parts or components from vehicles.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Service vehicles to maintain functionality.
  • Repair tires.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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