Career Opportunities

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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Tim Favorite

Tim Favorite
Culinology® student

"The different programs at Allan Hancock College have helped me decide what I really want to do for my career. I plan to transfer to a four-year college and pursue a Culinology® degree. The teachers are passionate and the curriculum is very practical."
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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