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Auto Body Technology

The auto body trade is resilient to fluctuating economic conditions and experienced technicians are rarely laid off. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment for the automotive body and glass repair industry is projected to grow 13% in the next decade with employment available in nearly every geographic location.  National employment estimates for this occupation, as reported by the National Collision Repair Education Foundation, ranges in annual income from $38,380 to $67,614 with the average income at $52,997.

Job opportunities for auto body professionals are plentiful. Positions include (and are not limited to):

  • Detailers
  • Paint Prep/Polishers
  • Painters
  • Body Technicians
  • Quality Control Inspectors
  • Estimators
  • Parts managers
  • Auto Body Instructor

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Caytlin Ortiz

Caytlin Ortiz
Auto Body & Automotive Tech

"The education, knowledge, and hands-on experience I received here allowed me to discover and fuel my passion for cars. Eric Mason and the other auto body and automotive technology instructors pushed and inspired me to pursue a career in the industry. I was recently promoted to a full body technician in less than two years, which is half the time it usually takes. I credit Hancock for giving me the tools and confidence to succeed in the field, especially as a woman. I used what I learned at Hancock on a daily basis."

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Auto Body TechnologyVideo: Auto Body student Marcus enjoys the variety of options in the automotive lab.

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Last Modified Feb 8, 2017