A great career in Collision Estimating has endless growth opportunities – and you don’t need a university degree

Following is a review of the entry level collision estimating positions you can expect to hold after graduation and where your career could lead in just a few years.

Collision Estimating Employment opportunities

  • New Car Dealers
  • Pre-owned car dealerships
  • Retail automotive repair facilities
  • Automotive collision repair facilities
  • Insurance companies
  • Contract your services and enjoy the freedom of working for yourself

Entry-level collision estimating jobs

  • Collision Estimator
  • Insurance Company Estimator
  • Independent Estimator
  • Heavy Duty Estimator
  • Possible occupational advancements
  • Insurance Adjustor
  • Fleet Rental Specialist
  • Assistant Manager
  • Body Shop Manager or Owner
  • Fixed Operations Manager

Typical job description for a Collision Estimator

  • Inspects vehicles to determine the amount of structural, body, mechanical or interior damage using mechanical testing devices, questioning customers about the vehicle or by visual inspection
  • Calculates cost of labor and parts to fix or replace each affected item and estimate the salvage value of the total vehicle loss
  • Analyzes repair cost estimates
  • Consults with the collision repair manager or foreman
  • Reviews cost effectiveness of repair versus replacement of parts
  • Determines fees associated with repainting
  • Fills out insurance claim forms to indicate repair or replacement cost estimates and recommendations
  • Determines feasibility of repair versus pre-accident market value
  • Prepares work orders

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