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Auto Body Technology

The auto body trade is resilient to fluctuating economic conditions, and experienced technicians are rarely laid off. National employment estimates for this occupation as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (Occupational Employment Statistics: www.bls.gov) show annual salary estimates between $22,350 - $62,750.

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

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Yazmin Perez

Yazmin Perez
Administration of Justice Student

"I came to Allan Hancock College with no plan or goal. The friendly staff here helped me see all the opportunities that are available and helped me shape my goals. The administration of justice program inspired me to look at jobs I never thought I would find. My goal now is to transfer to a four-year university."
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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 Jan 21, 2014