“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!

Written by Judell Anderson

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