You can be successful in any field and any where, when you plan ahead, educate yourself and work hard on it. There are few tracks to pursue auto mechanic, like lube and tire places, independent shop and dealership. I will suggest you to focus on dealer or independent shop. I prefer dealer for its professional way of treating female in the field. Look for education that lead you to a specific auto make and get your foot in the door of dealership world. Be honest for 37 years of working at auto tech, I've only work with 2 female briefly. You are going to stand out, just take it because you are out standing. Good luck with you carrier.