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The robotics industry is constantly changing and evolving. New robotics technologies and developments in automation are quickly creating exciting career opportunities at every education level – from micro-credentials to PhDs. Here is where you can learn more about robotics careers in manufacturing and how these new technologies are benefiting workers


How to Make a Career Change to Robotics

January 5, 2022

The robotics career path is rewarding, fulfilling, and well-compensated. Better still, it’s incredibly secure. 

You see, the manufacturing industry is rapidly integrating robots and automation for increased productivity, among other benefits, and that means the demand for skilled robotics workers continues to grow. This demand isn’t anywhere near being met, and forecasts are showing that there just aren’t enough workers to fill the roles as robotics jobs continue to open. 

This is great news for you, though. It means that there has never been a better time to change careers and start working with these technologically spectacular robots. The switch to a robotics career is not nearly as difficult as you might think, and there’s a high likelihood that your salary would be immediately higher than the field you’re switching from.

Sounds great, right? But now you’re wondering how you can actually go about making the switch to a robotics career. 

Luckily, that’s why we are here! 

How Do I Switch to a Robotics Careers With No Experience?

A lot of people think that you need an expensive 4-year degree, or an even higher degree, to work in robotics. This simply isn’t the case, especially for an entry-level robotics job as a robotics technician. The career change to robotics can be relatively quick if you don’t mind working with your hands and your mind in tandem. 

Technicians generally only require education along the lines of an associate’s degree or a trade school certification. That means there’s a distinct possibility that you can even find a way to complete your education while staying at the job you already have! 

Many of the necessary skills to work with robots as a technician will come from hands-on training and job experience, which is why the educational requirements aren’t as demanding as you might have thought. 

The pay, on the other hand, is excellent. The average robotics technician salary is around $56,000 a year, and there is a lot of room for growth and advancement from that point, especially if you find yourself interested in shifting your career path to that of a robotics integrator or specialist.

How Do I Find the Best Training/Education for Me?

Good news! If you’re reading this on, you’re already in the best place to find the perfect robotics program to get your career started. 

When the ARM Institute created this site, we set out to connect as many people as we could to the programs that would help them start their new careers. In order to accomplish that mission, we created a search tool that provides easy access to programs from all around the country. 

To find a program near you, simply navigate to the home page and find the search tool located at the top. You can search from thousands of programs and narrow it down by location. You can also apply filters for program format (online, in person, or hybrid), type of credential earned, program length, and audience. 

Essentially, we’ve made it as easy as possible for you to find the program that’s the best fit for your circumstances. 

How Do I Change to a Robotics Career at 30, 40, or 50? 

We understand that changing careers can be difficult at any age. After all, change is never easy, even when it’s a change for the better. 

If there’s one thing that shouldn’t be holding you back, though, it’s age. You’re never too old to start something new, and a career in robotics could be just the thing you need to reinvigorate that passion and joy you felt when you first entered the workforce. 

However, something that is 100% in your power to control is your career, so why not take charge and change your career for the better? Take those first steps today, and you’ll be a part of the robotics workforce of tomorrow. Create your profile on to begin your journey into the future of robotics.

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