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General Maintenance Mechanics

Employment Prospects


General maintenance mechanics are employed in factories, hospitals, schools, colleges, hotels, offices, stores, malls, gas and electric companies, government agencies, and apartment buildings throughout the United States. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that there are about 1.5 million people working in the field. About 13 percent are employed in manufacturing industries and 21 percent work for real estate and rental and leasing companies. Others are employed in service industries, such as elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, hospitals and nursing homes, and hotels, and utility companies. 

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