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Automotive Body & Related Repairers

Also called: Auto Body Technician, Body Man, Auto Body Man, Body Technician

What they do:
Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.
On the job, you would:
  • Follow supervisors' instructions as to which parts to restore or replace and how much time the job should take.
  • Review damage reports, prepare or review repair cost estimates, and plan work to be performed.
  • Sand body areas to be painted and cover bumpers, windows, and trim with masking tape or paper to protect them from the paint.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • group things in different ways

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Persistence
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Accounting software
  • Accounts receivable software
Data base user interface and query software
  • AutoZone ALLDATA
  • Equipment management information software
Inventory management software
  • Materials management software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$38,380
per year, on average
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