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What Robotics Credentials Should a Job Seeker Have?

March 16, 2021

Don’t be intimidated by the word: credential is just a blanket term for all sorts of educational or training-based certifications and degrees you can get. Some credentials are supplied by an industry provider, like a robotics manufacturer who offers a robotics certification in their specific product's maintenance and service. Other credentials important to a person seeking a career in robotics include associate degrees in disciplines like electrical engineering, or even higher degrees like a master’s or bachelor’s degree with a robotics major, or more specific credentials like NC3 Certification

Robotics credentials aren’t just pieces of paper — they’re votes of confidence, earned through testing and verification by educational or industry institutions, that give employers a clear picture of the skills of the person they’re hiring. When you earn a credential, you might get some new letters to put after your name, or you might just get something to put on your resume. No matter how you get them or where they come from, your credentials will enable you to meet or even exceed your career goals. For some roles, like a robotics technician job, this may be even more crucial than your formal education. 

Focused on the Robotics Technician career, these are the most important credentials you can obtain: 

  • Associate Degree – Most Robotics Maintenance Technicians enter this role with an Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) in Electromechanical, automation engineer technology or a related field. 
  • 2-4 Years Work Experience – Robotics Technicians usually need 1 or 2 years of on-the-job training and informal training with experienced workers.
  • Above Average Aptitude in Science and Math – This role often requires precision, logic and calculations. Getting good scores in your high school or secondary school classes in these areas could provide the credentials needed for this position, which will lead you to higher-level robotics jobs
  • Proven Soft Skills – This career usually involves using communication and organizational skills to coordinate or manage activities with robots and co-workers. 

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