Robotics Engineers and Technicians

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.


Quick Facts
Duties Design, develop, build, and program robots and robotic devices
Alternate Title(s) Electromechanical Technicians, Installation Robotics Technicians, Manufacturing Technicians, Robotics Engineers, Robot Mechanics, Robotics Repairmen, Robot Service Technicians, Robotics Technicians
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
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, although companies exist in many other U.S. states and Canadian provinces
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Experience Internships; any experience with science and mathematics
Skills
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Scientific
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Team Leader, or Project Manager, or Chief Engineer, or Professor
  • Experienced Robotics Engineer
  • Junior Robotics Engineer
  • Robotics Technician

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