Automotive body and glass repairers restore, refinish, and replace vehicle bodies and frames, windshields, and window glass.
Automotive body repairers work indoors in body shops, which are often noisy. Most shops are well ventilated, so that dust and paint fumes can be dispersed. They sometimes work in awkward and cramped positions, and their work can be physically demanding.
Automotive glass installers and repairers often travel to the customer's location to repair damaged windshields and window glass.
Most employers prefer to hire automotive body and glass repairers who have completed a formal training program in automotive body or glass repair. Still, many new automotive body and glass repairers begin work without formal training. Industry certification is becoming increasingly important.
The median annual wage for automotive body and glass repairers was $39,880 in May 2015.
Employment of automotive body and glass repairers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Job opportunities should be very good for jobseekers with industry certification and formal training in automotive body and glass repair.
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