Career Information

What jobs can I get? How much can I get paid?

Why is This a Good Career Bet? 

Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’s targeted occupations for this year projects 1,480 job openings in auto body repair and 4,050 openings for welders. 

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth for automotive body repairers at 24% and welders 13% through 2024 in Texas. 

Work in automotive collision, repair and refinishing involves challenge and variety. Skilled auto body repairers and refinishers are needed by:

  • automobile repair shops
  • trucking companies
  • bus lines
  • governments from local to federal

Related jobs include:

  • Auto body technician or repairer 
  • Auto damage appraiser
  • Automotive developer and designer
  • Automotive painter
  • Claims adjuster or examiner
  • Collision repair technician
  • Frame technician
  • Glazier (glass repairer)
  • Industrial painter
  • Insurance adjuster
  • OEM and after-market parts salesman
  • Refinish technician
  • Shop owner
  • Welder and metal worker