Mechatronics Engineers

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Mechatronics engineers use the principles of computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering, along with systems integration and technical project management skills, to research, design, develop, test, and troubleshoot computer-controlled electromechanical systems. They are also known as electromechanical engineers and mechatronics systems engineers.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Electromechanical Engineers, Mechatronics Systems Engineers
Duties Use the principles of computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering to research, design, develop, test, and troubleshoot computer-controlled electromechanical systems
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Experience Internship, or co-op, volunteer, or part-time experience
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Hands On
  • Technical
Skills
  • Computer
  • Math
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Engineering Manager or Professor
  • Engineering Sales or Marketing Worker
  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Junior Engineer