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Old 12-31-2004, 04:03 AM
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whats a better career general automotive repair or collision repair

I'm going back to school for something in automotive since I have a pretty good knowledge in the field, but what would be the best one to pursue. Most schools offer a basic overall repair in auto and a seperate one in collision. I really love both, but which is better to have as a career and which pays more. Any input will be helpful
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Old 12-31-2004, 04:05 AM
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Do both. problem solved.
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Old 12-31-2004, 04:07 AM
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As a job, if you are good, you will always have work. Which to choose? You say you like both, but which do you like more? Collision is more "art" while repair is more "science/technical".

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Old 12-31-2004, 09:35 AM
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If I were in your position I'd choose collision. I'm not sure which one pays more but I'd much rather do bodywork that roll around in oil and grease all day.
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I'll take rolling around in oil and grease all day long compared to body work. I have zero patience and body work is way too tedious for me!!

I don't know about money though. I know Rick does pretty well turning wrenches.

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Collision if you have an artistic side and you can perfect your craft.

Auto repair on the other hand, you'll have to constantly upgrade your skills, buy newer machines and you're a bit at the mercy of the automakers and their warranties and become more limited as to what you'll be able fix on these cars.
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