Painting is quite simple, yet extremely complex. I have found that in this industry you can have a well- paying career doing little more than sanding, using body filler, priming, or applying color and clear. OR… you can have well-paying career doing all of that, while endlessly learning about paint, color, chemistry, sales, and the business of custom finishes. After working in this industry for over 30 years, I have not stopped learning because that is what I truly enjoy and… the industry and technologies continue to evolve. At the same time, I respect those who just want to get good at applying paint like an expert, without all the other extra knowledge. Some people prefer to work their way up while they continue to gain experience and learn while others enjoy becoming experts at their level of contribution… both are rewarding and honorable. This makes jobs in this industry very attractive because it easily supports a variety of personalities.