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Where do Mechatronics technicians work?

Our hands-on Mechatronics program prepares you to go right to work as a service technician, diagnosing, servicing and repairing automated systems. There are also varied career paths in businesses that require extensive automated systems with computer support, such as banking and commerce.

Industrial applications for mechatronics systems include:

  • aerospace development
  • automotive industry
  • chemical industries
  • defense
  • heating, ventilation and air conditioning installation and repair
  • manufacturing of all kinds, including semiconductor manufacturing
  • medical equipment and manufactured devices
  • robotics, affecting a wide variety of industries and manufacturing processes

There are also career paths in businesses that require extensive computer support, such as banking and commerce.

Mechatronic systems are used in many technologies, including:

  • Aeronautics and aerospace
  • Artificial organs
  • Automotive engineering, design and production
  • Automated manufacturing processes
  • Computer-aided design
  • Computer-machine controls
  • Defense
  • Food processing
  • Industrial systems and goods
  • Information technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical and surgical devices
  • Mobile applications
  • Optical telecommunications
  • Packaging
  • Robotics
  • Search and rescue
  • Toys
  • Transportation

Salaries and Projected Job Growth

America’s Career Infonet gives detailed information about the skills, abilities and work activities of the following careers, which may include principles of Mechatronics.

According to America’s Career Infonet, median Texas salaries and projected growth for jobs related to the area of Mechatronics may include the following careers. Qualification will depend on your continued education and job experience.

Job Median Hourly Rate Median Annual Salary Projected Job Growth Through 2020

Aerospace engineering technicians

$28.88 $60,100 +14%
Electrical and electronics engineering technicians $27.14 $56,500 +12%
Electrical and electronics repairers $24.06 $50,000 +14%
Electro-mechanical technicians (including robotics) $22.68 $47,200 N/A
Environmental engineering technicians $22.78 $47,400 +25%
Industrial engineering technicians $27.10 $56,400 +20%
Industrial machinery mechanics $21.87 $45,500 +40%
Mechanical engineering technicians $27.07 $56,300 +15%