The Preferred Pathways of Tomorrow’s Technicians: Insights from CmySkills’ Community Survey

An Instagram survey conducted by CmySkills among their 400k followers, who are automotive enthusiasts, revealed interesting preferences regarding their future careers in the automotive industry. 

Collision repair (49%) was the most preferred sector, followed by general repair and maintenance (30%) and dealership service (21%). This indicates a desire for careers that are not just jobs but involve passion and fulfillment. 

Collision repair technicians are drawn to the artistic and restorative aspects of the job, while general repair technicians enjoy the variety and challenge. Dealership technicians are attracted to the prestige of working with specific brands and the latest technology. CmySkills plans to use this information to tailor resources and training to meet the needs of their community and support them on their chosen career paths.

Let’s delve into what these preferences say about the future of automotive service:

– Skill Specialization: The interest in collision space suggests an enthusiasm for specialization. These technicians are not just problem-solvers; they’re craftsmen and restorers.

– Brand Loyalty and Technology: The draw to dealerships indicates a group who values association with established brands and the cutting-edge technology that comes with them.

– Versatility and Customer Service: Those inclined towards general repair appreciate the diversity of tasks and the joy of customer interaction. They are the general practitioners of the automotive world.

Join the community that’s driving the future at CmySkills – where your passion for cars meets your career ambitions.

Stay tuned to CmySkills for more insights into the automotive repair industry and connect with us on Instagram and our Facebook Auto Technician forums for regular updates and discussions.

For those interested in staying updated with trends in the automotive repair industry, make sure to follow us on Instagram @CmySkills.   For more insights into the automotive repair industry, stay tuned to our blog at, join the conversation on our Facebook Auto Technician forum ( and follow us on our rapidly growing groups on Instagram, TikTok, and LinkedIn.

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