An auto body repair technician completes cosmetic restoration of damaged or aged vehicles. They handle everything from glass and part replacement to dent removal and frame alignment. Most technicians work in a body shop, occasionally traveling for private jobs. Massachusetts is home to a number of automotive body repair schools and has a number of large metro areas like Boston, Framingham, and Springfield that typically have job opportunities for this career.
Massachusetts offers prospective auto body technicians four Auto Body Repair School choices with programs ranging from certification to associate and bachelor's degrees.
Graduates of these programs leave school prepared to work for an auto collision repair facility, or even ready to open their own collision repair business.
Automotive body repair schools in Massachusetts offer an immersive, hands-approach to automotive repair education. Throughout courses, students gain essential skills ranging from dent and collision repair to airbrushing, welding, and feather edging. In addition, graduates learn how to operate all the tools necessary for repair jobs. Programs typically include one-on-one training with ASE-certified instructors.
Common courses include:
Skills acquired include:
Although there is no distinct license for auto body repair, technicians can still study for related certifications that will aid greatly when seeking employment. Related certifications include:
Schools for Automotive Body Repairers in Massachusetts are listed below.
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|School Name||Campus||Highest Award||Enrolled|
|Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology||Boston||Bachelor||513|
|Middlesex Community College Bedford||Bedford||Associate||8,124|
|Mount Wachusett Community College||Gardner||Associate||4,147|
The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Massachusetts. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.
Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Automotive Body Repairers relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.
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