Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians

risk level
Based on 72 votes
-3.6 %
by year 2032
or $29.12 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

53% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

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  • Manual Dexterity

  • Originality

User poll

31% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a higher chance of automation: 53% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians' job openings is expected to decline 3.6% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians' was $60,570, or $29 per hour

'Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians' were paid 30.8% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 14,540 people employed as 'Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 10 thousand people are employed as 'Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians'.

Job 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.

SOC Code: 17-3024.00


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John (No chance) says
These will be the people installing and maintaining the robots
Jun 10, 2022 at 01:54 PM
Ben says
No way, someone will always be needed to fix the robots/machines. These people are going to be needed to fix the robots that fix the robots. This site is wack no one can predict the future, the world may end tomorrow for all we know.
Dec 23, 2020 at 06:29 AM
Craig MontAverton says
Literally cannot be replaced by robots by definition
Oct 20, 2020 at 08:49 PM
Bernard Everstein (No chance) says
Because its a job about designing repairing and installing robots by definition we cant be replaced we're the ones causing replacements
Oct 20, 2020 at 08:48 PM
DSE says
LOL, who are the people answering this survey? If automation and AI take over like it probably will, literally the last people left with jobs will be the people who know how to install, program, and maintain the machines. Eventually, even this function will be replaced by machines, but by then, none of us will be working.
Oct 17, 2021 at 02:28 AM

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