Overview

Employers are partial to candidates that are motorcycle riders themselves and have experience making basic repairs.

While most motorcycle mechanic employers will consider applicants who have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent, other employers may be more likely to choose candidates that have formal or vocational training in small engine repair. Many community colleges and vocational schools have programs tailored to motorcycle mechanics. If a candidate for this type of job cannot find a college or vocational program specializing in motorcycle engines, it may be possible to find a motorcycle manufacturer who offers motorcycle repair classes or training.

Most employers will supply power tools, hoists for lifting motorcycles and equipment needed to diagnose engine problems, but they will not provide the mechanic with personal tools that the mechanic will need on a regular basis. The tools needed to begin a motorcycle career include basic wrenches and screwdrivers. The price for these tools can vary, but generally run around $500. Depending on the employers preference, a motorcycle mechanic may be able to build his or her tool supply over time, instead of buying all the tools at once.

What are Motorcycle Mechanics like?

Investigative

Based on our pool of users, motorcycle mechanics tend to be predominately investigative people. Take our career test to see what career interest category best describes you.

Motorcycle Mechanics by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 83 Sokanu users

Are Motorcycle Mechanics happy?

78%Happy

Motorcycle mechanics rank highly among careers. Overall they rank in the 78th percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.

Motorcycle Mechanic Career Satisfaction by Dimension

Percentile among all careers

Education History of Motorcycle Mechanics

The most common degree held by motorcycle mechanics is Political Science. 5% of motorcycle mechanics had a degree in political science before becoming motorcycle mechanics. That is over 2 times the average across all careers. Automotive Repair graduates are the second most common among motorcycle mechanics, representing 2% of motorcycle mechanics in the Sokanu user base, which is 11.7 times the average.

Motorcycle Mechanic Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Motorcycle Mechanic, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of motorcycle mechanics % of population Multiple
Political Science 4.7% 2.8% 1.7×
Automotive Repair 2.3% 0.2% 11.7×

Motorcycle Mechanic Education Levels

87% of motorcycle mechanics have an associate's degree. 13% of motorcycle mechanics have a high school diploma.

No education 0%
High school diploma 13%
Associate's degree 87%
Bachelor's degree 0%
Master's degree 0%
Doctorate degree 0%

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