Automation & Robotics

$87,970 earning potential
Electro-mechanical technicians operate automated and robotic equipment. They use both electrical and mechanical expertise to maintain and repair the manufacturing equipment, typically found in a factory setting.

This option is for you if:

You want to do something different everyday

You don’t mind studying and hard work

You consider yourself a techy

You have a knack for fixing things

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DALTON BARNES

AUTOMATION APPRENTICE

Hometown: Harrison

Age: 17

Where I trained: North Arkansas College

What I Earned: Associate degree in Automation & Systems Integration

Employer: Pace Industries in Harrison

SALARY INFO:

HIGH-END EARNERS IN ARKANSAS (TOP 10%):

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AVAILABLE WAGES IN ARKANSAS:

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Median Annual Wages

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Median Hourly Wage

Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics and CareerOneStep

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Comprehend equipment manuals, blueprints, schematics and diagrams to assemble and repair equipment
  • Operate automated, robotic and electro-mechanical equipment to make products
  • Evaluate new technologies
  • Install electronic systems and upgrade existing systems
  • Use measuring instruments to test assemblies and robotic equipment
  • Document test results and analysis

JOB OUTLOOK:

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Expected growth from 2016 to 2026 in the United States

I love to work on the robots, taking apart grippers, and fixing crashes."

TWO MILLION:

Jobs will be available according to a recent study. The industry faces a job shortage of 2 million workers over the next decade. *

I personally think the biggest benefit in any skilled trade is the knowledge."

My advice to any high school students who are interested in any skilled trade is study hard, and don't give up."