WorkBC reports that there is currently a shortage of qualified autobody repair technicians in British Columbia. This is a concern because there will be a need to replace a large number of technicians slated to retire in the next several years.
In addition, ICBC statistics reveal that for the last five years, the number of insured vehicles has continued to climb steadily. There is a direct link between the number of vehicles on the road and the demand for autobody repair services.
Experienced technicians may move up to supervisory positions, start their own shop, perform custom auto body or antique restorations, or work for insurance companies as vehicle damage appraisers.