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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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Blanca Barriga

Blanca Barriga
Accounting Student

"Hancock has been making a big difference in my life. I really recommend Allan Hancock College to anyone that has English as a second language. [The instructors] help me and try to explain every single thing. This is really interesting for me: Assets, liabilities. . . I'm learning a lot in the accounting program. I want to have better opportunities. That's why I wanted to come to Hancock."
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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