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55 Associates's Degrees Annually
#160 in Popularity (Associate's)
$39,260 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Motorcycle Maintenance Technology Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many motorcycle maintenance and repair technology/technician graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Undergraduate Certificate 981
Basic Certificate 90
Associate’s Degree 55

What Motorcycle Maintenance Technology Majors Need to Know

O*NET surveyed people in occupations related to motorcycle maintenance and repair technology/technician and asked them what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. The responses were rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Technology/Technician Majors

According to O*NET survey takers, a major in motorcycle maintenance and repair technology/technician should prepare you for careers in which you will need to be knowledgeable in the following areas:

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  • 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.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Skills for Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Technology/Technician Majors

A major in motorcycle maintenance and repair technology/technician prepares you for careers in which the following skill-sets are crucial:

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  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Abilities for Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Technology/Technician Majors

As a motorcycle maintenance and repair technology/technician major, you will find yourself needing the following abilities:

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  • 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.
  • Hearing Sensitivity - The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
  • Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

What Can You Do With a Motorcycle Maintenance Technology Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with motorcycle maintenance and repair technology/technician:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Motorcycle Mechanics 0.5% $36,790

Who Is Getting an Associate’s Degree in Motorcycle Maintenance Technology?

55 Associate's Degrees Annually
2% Percent Women
15% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major attracts more men than women. About 98% of the graduates in this field are male.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of motorcycle maintenance and repair technology/technician majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Technology/Technician Students with Associate's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 44
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Geographic Diversity

Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Technology/Technician appeals to people across the globe. About 1.8% of those with this major are international students.

How Much Do Motorcycle Maintenance Technology Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

The median salary for someone in a career related to motorcycle maintenance and repair technology/technician is $39,260. This median refers to all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Some degrees associated with motorcycle maintenance and repair technology/technician may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

Find out what the typical degree level is for motorcycle maintenance and repair technology/technician careers below.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 12.7%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 82.0%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 5.3%

Online Motorcycle Maintenance Technology Programs

In 2018-2019, 40 schools offered a motorcycle maintenance and repair technology/technician program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 16 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 28 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 4 0
Associate’s Degree 9 0
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 16 0
Master’s Degree 0 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Motorcycle Maintenance Technology Worth It?

The median salary for a motorcycle maintenance and repair technology/technician grad is $39,260 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to motorcycle maintenance and repair technology/technician.

Major Number of Grads
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 35,892
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 9,513
Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 6,035
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 5,142
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician 2,635
Medium/Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology/Technician 2,541
Marine Maintenance/Fitter & Ship Repair Technology/Technician 664
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician 570
General Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technologies 512
High Performance & Custom Engine Technician/Mechanic 465
Other Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technologies 331
Small Engine Mechanics & Repair Technology/Technician 298
Engine Machinist 153
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/Technician 114
Vehicle Emissions Inspection & Maintenance Technology/Technician 7

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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