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The world is becoming increasingly reliant on robotic and automated equipment. It’s used in industries ranging from manufacturing, to automotive, to healthcare.
Those in robotics technician careers ensure electromechanical equipment functions properly. Robotics and automation technician careers involve testing, maintaining and operating equipment that’s “unmanned,” which means the equipment
relies on computer programming to execute tasks.
If you want to pursue a hands-on job with some of the world’s most cutting-edge technology, an automation and robotics technician career path may be for you. Learn what to expect when pursuing an automation and robotics career path.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), those who work as electro-mechanical or mechatronic technologists or technicians typically
need formal education to enter the field. That’s because automated technology is complex and always evolving. Learning in a supportive and supervised setting ensures the trainee stays safe and gains the experience needed to pursue an entry-level
In our program, which takes about a year and a half or less to complete, students learn the skills they need to pursue an entry-level career in robotics and automation.1 Students practice on real equipment
in state-of-the-industry labs. Instructors have experience in the field and support students during their training.
Our schools also provide a Career Services team, which offers assistance to students looking for part-time employment while in school.1
According to the BLS, more than 1,000 estimated average annual robotics and automation technician job openings are expected in the U.S. over the next decade.67
According to the BLS, the median annual salary for robotics and automation technicians in the United States was $60,360 in May 2021.59
This means half earned more and half earned less. Keep in mind that salary depends on several factors, including experience, employer, demand and cost of living in the area.
Of the states with available data, the following had the highest median annual salary for electro-mechanical and mechatronics technologists and technicians in May 2021.*
*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.
With robotics and automation training, there are various careers in robotics a graduate could pursue. Most of our grads start out working as entry-level technicians or in other entry-level roles. As with any industry, over time, you may be able to advance in your career with hard work. Some entry-level and advanced careers in the field of robotics could include the following:77
With an educational foundation in subjects like electronics, electricity, computer-aided design and programming, graduates can pursue entry-level jobs that require these skills.
In our program, students take courses where they learn skills like:
Upon graduation, students are prepared to apply for entry-level jobs in robotics and automation, as well as some related fields.
The BLS states mechatronics and electro-mechanical technicians and technologists typically need either a postsecondary certificate or an associate’s degree. Once you’ve developed the skills required for the job description, you may be considered for robotics technician jobs.
In our program, you can learn the skills needed to pursue an entry-level robotics technician job in about a year and a half or less.
Graduates can pursue an entry-level career in robotics after completing robotics and automation training. Employed technicians can develop further knowledge and experience on the job and potentially pursue additional certifications later on.
Some common robotics careers include electro-mechanical technologist, electro-mechanical technician, mechatronics technologist, mechatronics technician, electrical installer, electrical repairer, electrical technician, electronics installer, electronics repairer, electronics technician and maintenance technician.
If you’re interested in becoming a robotics technician, we can help. Our program is designed to take about a year and a half or less to complete and will help prepare you to pursue an entry-level career in robotics and automation.
1) UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
2) For program outcome information and other disclosures, visit www.uti.edu/disclosures for UTI and www.miat.edu/disclosures for MIAT.
59) The Robotics & Automation program prepares graduates for entry-level positions using the provided training, primarily as robotics & automation technicians. Estimated annual salary is for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians as published in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May 2021 Occupational Employment and Wages. Entry-level salaries are lower for graduates. UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary. Graduates’ achievements vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on economic factors, personal credentials, work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer, and their compensation programs. Some graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than as robotics & automation technicians, such as control systems technicians and maintenance technicians. Salary information for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: The average annual entry-level salary range for persons employed as Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians (17-3024) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is $43,670 to $52,960 (Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development, May 2020 data https://lmi.dua.eol.mass.gov/lmi/OccupationalEmploymentAndWageSpecificOccupations#). Salary information for North Carolina: The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the hourly median wage for skilled robotics & automation technicians in North Carolina is $26.76 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, May 2021 Occupational Employment and Wages, Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians). The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not publish entry-level salary data. However, the 25th and 10th percentile of hourly earnings in North Carolina are $22.71 and $17.96, respectively.
67) For Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an annual average of 1,100 job openings between 2021 and 2031. Job openings include openings due to net employment changes and net replacements. See Table 1.10 Occupational separations and openings, projected 2021-31, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, viewed October 13, 2022. The Universal Technical Institute family of schools are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
77) UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary. UTI and MIAT prepare graduates for entry-level careers using the provided training. Graduates’ achievements may vary. Some graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than those listed.
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