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Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage

Appraise automobile or other vehicle damage to determine repair costs for insurance claim settlement. Prepare insurance forms to indicate repair cost or cost estimates and recommendations. May seek agreement with automotive repair shop on repair costs.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Evaluate practicality of repair as opposed to payment of market value of vehicle before accident.
    • Review repair cost estimates with automobile repair shop to secure agreement on cost of repairs.
    • Prepare insurance forms to indicate repair cost estimates and recommendations.
    • Estimate parts and labor to repair damage, using standard automotive labor and parts cost manuals and knowledge of automotive repair.
    • Determine salvage value on total-loss vehicle.

    Skills

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Writing

      Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    Knowledge

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 58500/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 28.12/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 520
    • Yearly Projected Openings 50

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Conventional: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Attention to Detail
    • Initiative
    • Self Control
    • Concern for Others
    • Dependability

    Tools

    • Laser printers
    • Laser fax machine
    • Height gauges
    • Digital cameras
    • Desktop computers

    Technology

    • Project management software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Document management software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Accounting software

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