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Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians

General Information

Description

Operate, test, maintain, or adjust unmanned, automated, servomechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment to observe or record visual information at sites such as oil rigs, crop fields, buildings, or for similar infrastructure, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.

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Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Manufacturing

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
-3%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$60,570

Military salary*

$61,460

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State-by-state Salary

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$108,230
$33,660
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Post-secondary certificate 31%
  • Associate's degree 29%
  • Bachelor's degree 10%
  • High school 9%
  • Some college 7%
  • Master's degree 5%
  • Doctoral degree 3%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.
  • Investigative — You have an interest in studying and researching objects, organisms, and other things.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mechanical
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Design

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