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Automobile Collision Repairers

Overview

Automobile collision repairers, also known as collision repair technicians, repair, replace, and repaint damaged body parts of automobiles, buses, and light trucks. They use hand tools and power tools to straighten bent frames and body sections, replace badly damaged parts, smooth out minor dents and creases, remove rust, fill small holes or dents, and repaint surfaces damaged by accident or wear. Some repairers also give repair estimates. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in May 2016, there were approximately 143,940 automotive body and related repairers working in the United States, plus nearly 18,610 automotive glass installers and repairers and 647,380 automotive service technicians and mechanics.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Some Postsecondary Training

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Problem-Solving

Technical

Career Ladder
Shop Supervisor, or Service Manager, or Teacher

Automobile Collision Repairer

Helper or Apprentice