Robotics & Automation
“My passion is to make people’s jobs easier and lives better.” —Travis Oksendahl, Dynamic Group
What do robotics and automation specialists do?
Use your skills in math and engineering to design, build or improve how things are made—from small parts to large pieces of machinery. Run, inspect, install and maintain autonomous and semi-autonomous machines.
Work with robots to assemble parts or keep machines running. Apply your knowledge of mechanics, design, production, computers and electronics as you work with power tools, precision measuring instruments and electrical and electronic testing devices.
Upsides & Downsides: Facts you should know
Companies are seeking trained robotics and automation specialists.
Your friends and family will be fascinated by your work.
A good living
Robotics and automation specialists in Minnesota make a median wage of $53,340 a year.
86% of students with degrees in robotics and automation are hired within 6 months of graduation.
A growing field
647 students graduate each year with degrees in robotics and automation.
Attention to detail and safety needed when working with mechanical systems, stored energy and industrial lasers.
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- Electrical controls engineer
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- Experimental and electrical mechanic
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