As long as there are cars on the road, there are going to be auto body collisions. Even in a recession, our roads and highways are jammed. And that means there will always be demand for well trained Car Estimators. Moreover, there are almost always immediate openings for professionally trained auto body estimators.
Auto body collision repair estimator programs teach students the fundamentals of collision damage repair and damage estimating. Using interactive media and industry standard software, students will develop the skills needed to properly complete a hand written or computerized damage report for auto body repair shops, insurance companies, and fleet and rental outlets.
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 include positions at:
- 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 include:
- 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
The day to day work of a Collision Estimator can be quite varied, depending on where you are working and what your position entails.