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Auto Body Estimating


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.

  • Description

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

Learn more about Collision Estimating opportunities by following the links below:

  • Career Outlook, featured on our Car Estimator page
  • Salary & benefits, featured on our Auto Estimating page
  • The Opportunity, featured on our Collision Estimating page
  • The Course Outline, featured on our Auto Estimator page

*This program has been approved by the Private Training Instititutions Branch (PTIB) of Ministry of Advanced Education.

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Shirley Wright Auto Body Collision Estimator

You can start at Automotive Training Centres – Toronto Campus!

My Name is Shirley Wright and I did the Automotive Service Operations Specialist Program, which consists of Service Advising, Parts and Collision & Estimating. These modules gave me insight into how the overall industry works.

Service Advising highlights the importance of communication. Collision & Estimating deals with repairs and details for good analysis. Learning Auto Parts deals with components that make up the different systems of a car.

My co-op experience was wonderful, Thanks to Dipa, my Admission Advisor who helped guide me through the process and helped me to reach my career goals.

Thank you to my teacher Marc who has many years of experience and insight in preparing his students for this wonderful industry.

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