“State of the Industry” Report- Collision Repair
A recent 2019-2020 “State of the Industry” report published by Body Shop Business offered some insight into the collision repair market in Minnesota. Among the key findings:
- 5,042,568 light vehicle registrations
- 139,591 reported crashes
- 279,182 total crashes
- 418,773 damaged vehicles
- 181,468 repaired vehicles
- 748 collision repair shops
- 243 repaired vehicles per shop
Perhaps the most telling information was revealed when shop owners (on a national basis) were asked the question about COVID-19’s impact on their business and their general feelings about the future: 84% believed that their business will either go back to normal or be better than ever! Isn’t this the kind of profession you’d like to be a part of?
Whether working in the shop as a detailer, body technician or paint technician or dealing directly with customers as an estimator or customer service representative, the collision repair industry offers high-demand, high-earning, secure and meaningful career paths to fit your personality and interests.
There are one or two-year collision repair programs offered at 11 colleges in Minnesota. Check them out here, and you’ll be on your way to fulfilling career in no time at all!