Auto Body Career

This section describes what the possible Auto Body Career paths are if you chose ATC Auto Body Training Program. We begin by listing possible auto body employers; then list entry level Auto Body Jobs you can expect to hold after graduation and where this Auto Body Career can lead you within a few years. What other industry gives you access to endless growth opportunities without a university degree?

As an Auto Body Repair Technician you can find employment with:
New car dealers
Retail auto body collision repair facilities
Custom auto body specialty shops
Mobile dent repair companies
Heavy duty truck collision repair facilities
Becoming an entrepreneur and owning your own body shop

Possible entry level occupational title
Auto Detailer
Apprentice Auto Body Repair Technician
Automotive Metal Fabricator/Welder
Plastic Auto Body Repair Technician
Dent Doctor
Aftermarket Parts Installer

Possible occupational advancements
Journeyman Auto Body Repair Technician
Collision Repair Technician
Motor Vehicle Body Repairer
Mobile autobody tech
Frame Repairer
Heavy Duty Auto Body Technician
Truck Body Specialist
Shop Foreman
Body Shop Manager
Body Shop Owner

As an Auto Body Repair Technician, you should expect to perform these duties:
Removing parts, damaged fenders, doors, panels, and grills
Repairing structure of vehicles
Removing dents, buckles, and other defects
Repairing and replacing doors, front-end body, and under body components
Straightening bent or twisted frames and weld metal parts
Filling damaged areas with body fillers
Filing, grinding, sanding, and smoothing repaired body surfaces as well as repaint repaired surfaces
Repairing or replacing interior components such as seats, carpets, and floorboard insulation
Aim headlights and align wheels

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