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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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FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Eric Mason

Eric Mason
"As an instructor it is a privilege to work with such a great group of students. I love getting up in the morning and going to work. It is very rewarding to pass on my knowledge of the auto body trade to my students and see them progress through the program. I have a lot of fun teaching at Allan Hancock College and believe that our staff is second to none!"
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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