Auto Body Technology Career Information

What jobs can I get? How much can I get paid?

Degrees and certificates in the Auto Body Technology program may lead to the following jobs or careers:

 

Automotive Glass Installer/Repairer

$14.74
Entry Hourly Wage

Painter (Transportation Equipment)

$15.04
Entry Hourly Wage

Automotive Body Repairer

$16.56
Entry Hourly Wage

Please review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options.

All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth. Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence


Why is This a Good Career Bet? 

Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’s targeted occupations for this year projects 1,480 job openings in auto body repair and 4,050 openings for welders. 

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth for automotive body repairers at 24% and welders 13% through 2024 in Texas. 

​Work in automotive collision, repair and refinishing involves challenge and variety. Skilled auto body repairers and refinishers are needed by:

  • automobile repair shops
  • trucking companies
  • bus lines
  • governments from local to federal
 
Related jobs include:
  • Auto body technician or repairer 
  • Auto damage appraiser
  • Automotive developer and designer
  • Automotive painter
  • Claims adjuster or examiner
  • Collision repair technician
  • Frame technician
  • Glazier (glass repairer)
  • Industrial painter
  • Insurance adjuster
  • OEM and after-market parts salesman
  • Refinish technician
  • Shop owner
  • Welder and metal worker