3 Reasons to Pursue a Career in Collision Repair

Are you passionate about cars, trucks and hot rods? Do you have an eye for detail? Do you love working with your hands? Do you enjoy staying up to date with current and ever-changing technology? If you answered yes to any of these, then a career in the collision repair & refinish industry could be for you, and a hands-on training focused on efficiency using the industry's latest tools and technology should be in your sights. 

Here are three reasons why this might be the career you've been looking for.

 

1. Job Demand & Security

In 2019, the Collision Education Foundation published an article summarizing survey results that found the average age of a collision technician to be over 41 years old and rising. Younger people are not filling those gaps despite the ever-advancing technology and opportunities for young, hands-on, tech-savvy learners to make excellent money. Combined with the fact that there are more cars on the road today than ever before, the demand for skilled collision techs is astounding. Thanks to our delivery-crazed society, and fueled by companies like Amazon & Uber, the numbers of vehicles on the road is pushing 300 million. With so many cars on the road, accidents continue to increase daily. 

 

2. It's a Hands-on Job

If you enjoy working with your hands, like being able to see the results of your work and have an artistic vein and an eye for color, then you'll find fulfillment as a collision repair technician. If you're more of a visual learner, then your training shouldn't be any different. Programs that focus on hands-on repetition, designed to make you valuable from day one, provide you with the skills you need critical to succeed and access to paid internships while you learn are important factors to look for in any training you receive.  For visual learners, repetitions lead to confidence and confidence leads to efficiency. Proper efficiency training is the key to accelerated earning and growth potential for any skilled tradesperson. Proper training is required for entry level technicians to be successful. In 2018, Automotive News cited that half of technicians defect from the industry due to postsecondary education that sets students up for failure by not focusing on hands-on repetitions, and therefore leads to lack of confidence and earning potential in the workplace. 

 

3. Income Potential 

According to a survey from the Collision Repair Education Foundation, the average income for a Collision Repair Technician has increased over the years and is higher than most comparable trades at over $70,000. Properly educated techs with hands-on repetition and efficiency training have unlimited earning potential. 

 

Think you have what it takes to make it as a Collision Repair Tech? Matrix Trade Institute can help! 

Matrix Trade Institute is pleased to announce a new 20-week collision technician efficiency training program. This program provides a clear path beginning with hands-on education, access to paid internships leading to an in-demand career with unlimited earning potential and job security. Get the right tools on day one, learn to work with them every day by using them properly with real world hands-on instruction and repetition. Learn to produce efficiently and maximize earnings. Accelerated hands-on programs like the revolutionary approach at Matrix go against the grain of traditional education. MTI prioritizes earning with hands-on learning and paid internships that turn into full-time jobs with great companies who offer up to full tuition reimbursement upon graduation. 

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