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Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage
District Of Columbia

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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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Typical education needed for entry: Postsecondary non-degree award

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Estimate parts and labor to repair damage, using standard automotive labor and parts cost manuals and knowledge of automotive repair.
  • Review repair cost estimates with automobile repair shop to secure agreement on cost of repairs.
  • Examine damaged vehicle to determine extent of structural, body, mechanical, electrical, or interior damage.
  • Evaluate practicality of repair as opposed to payment of market value of vehicle before accident.
  • Determine salvage value on total-loss vehicle.
  • Prepare insurance forms to indicate repair cost estimates and recommendations.
  • Arrange to have damage appraised by another appraiser to resolve disagreement with shop on repair cost.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Height gauges
  • Measuring wheels for distance
  • Notebook computers
  • Tape measures
  • Theodolites

Technology:
  • Accounting software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Project management software

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