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Why Choose A Career in Collision Repair?

Are You Interested In A Collision Repair Career Pathway?  




Why choose collision repair as a career pathway?


Hands-on: Why should your job be boring and dreadful? You can earn income doing the things you like to do. If you're someone that likes working with your hands, a high-tech environment and you enjoy being able to step back and see the results of your work; then collision repair may be a good fit for you.High income potential: I-Car Education Foundation completed a survey, showing the average income that a collision repair technician earns. You may be surprised that the average income of $51,312 is higher then many other comparable trades. In fact, the top 10% earn $88,460. Although, just like with any career, you shouldn't expect this your first year on the job. These are the incomes you can expect to make with experience and commitment.

Test Drive This Career Before Pursuing....I recently completed a book that covers the basics in dent repair and paint.  This book also has tips to help you plan your collision repair career, the basics to estimating and more,  This book is definitely the best decision you will make before pursuing a career in collision repair.  


If you are interested in a career or just want to learn dent repair and paint techniques, then I encourage you to learn more about this book.  You can learn more at  Amazon or at  Barnes and Nobel


What Are You Passionate About
I recommend that you find what you're passionate about and do it. Let's face it, no one wants to spend the rest of their life hating their job. Life is too short...make each day count. While you're thinking about your passions, take a look at these stories.

Read  Passion Stories

What if we can teach you a skill that you are passionate about and earn an honest decent income? Would that interest you? If so, keep reading to learn what this industry has to offer you. If it is a fit for your needs, I recommend that you consider my book to learn how to take the next step. If not, I suggest finding what you are passionate about and pursuing a career with what you are passionate about. Fair enough?

Collision Repair Career


Job Security

  • As long as people continue to drive vehicles, there are going to be accidents.
  • As long as there are accidents, there’s going to be people required to repair those damaged vehicles.
  • The roads are getting busier every day with traffic as population grows.
  • Job not outsourced - Vehicles involved in an accident will not be shipped overseas to have repairs completed and shipped back.

This means JOB SECURITY for technicians

Job Environment Most automotive body repair technicians work indoors and work a standard 40-hour week, Monday through Friday, although some, including the self-employed, work more than 40 hours a week. Source: US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Still not sure if collision repair is a fit? This may help you determine if it is or not.
This is how I-CAR says it: “If you’re someone who enjoys working with your hands, has a mechanical aptitude, takes pride in your work and is passionate about cars, then you might consider a career in collision repair. In spite of many stereotypes, the collision repair field can be very rewarding for individuals who possess the right skills and desirable attitude. In fact, most people are surprised to learn that a collision repair technician’s income, on average, is better than comparable trades. Also, an experienced technician has high-income potential, excellent job security and ample opportunities for career advancement within the entire Automotive Industry.”

Potential Jobs Opportunities

A collision repair and/or refinish technician are only a few of the possible career paths this training can lead you to. Others include:

  • Automotive Technician
  • Collision Estimator
  • Aviation Paint Technician
  • Auto Assembler
  • Customer Advisor
  • Part Specialist
  • Body Shop Manager
  • Body Shop Owner
  • Auto Damage Appraiser
  • Collision Instructor


Ready To Take The Next Step?  

Did I mention that my book also includes access to a virtual web enhanced training site?  I will also be there to answer any of your auto body question.

 You can learn more at  Amazon or at  Barnes and Nobel



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