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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 2019-2020 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Undergraduate Certificate 1,139
Basic Certificate 62
Associate Degree 43

What Motorcycle Maintenance Technology Majors Need to Know

People with careers related to motorcycle maintenance and repair technology/technician were asked what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. They weighted these areas on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest.

Knowledge Areas for Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Technology/Technician Majors

This major prepares you for careers in which these knowledge areas are important:

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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

When studying motorcycle maintenance and repair technology/technician, you’ll learn many skills that will help you be successful in a wide range of jobs - even those that do not require a degree in the field. The following is a list of some of the most common skills needed for careers associated with this major:

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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

Some of the most crucial abilities to master while a motorcycle maintenance and repair technology/technician student include the following:

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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?

43 Associate's Degrees Annually
5% Percent Women
12% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major tends to be male dominated. About 95% of recent graduates are men.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 38
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

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 you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

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 careers associated with motorcycle maintenance and repair technology/technician require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. 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 the 2019-2020 academic year, 38 schools offered some type of motorcycle maintenance and repair technology/technician program. 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) 0 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 0 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 32,871
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 8,645
Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 6,107
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 4,504
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician 2,598
Medium/Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology/Technician 2,407
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician 687
Marine Maintenance/Fitter & Ship Repair Technology/Technician 590
General Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technologies 526
High Performance & Custom Engine Technician/Mechanic 391
Small Engine Mechanics & Repair Technology/Technician 234
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/Technician 213
Engine Machinist 96
Other Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technologies 73
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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