Robotics Engineers and Technicians

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Robotics engineers design, develop, build, and program robots and robotic devices, including peripheral equipment and computer software used to control robots. Robotics technicians assist robotics engineers in a wide variety of tasks relating to the design, development, production, testing, operation, repair, and maintenance of robots and robotic devices.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Electromechanical Technicians, Installation Robotics Technicians, Manufacturing Technicians, Robotics Engineers, Robot Mechanics, Robotics Repairmen, Robot Service Technicians, Robotics Technicians
Duties Design, develop, build, and program robots and robotic devices
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Many robotics manufacturers are located in California, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Connecticut, Texas, British Columbia, and Ontario
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Experience Internships; any experience with science and mathematics
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Scientific
  • Technical
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Team Leader, or Project Manager, or Chief Engineer, or Professor
  • Experienced Robotics Engineer
  • Junior Robotics Engineer
  • Robotics Technician