Robotics has been around since the mid 1990s, and in that time various industries have found and exploited its broad set of useful applications. Manufacturing, medical science, energy and scientific research are just some of the growing list of industries that use robotics. Technology analysts expect their application and use to grow rapidly in coming years, and eventually to permeate the domestic market.
Regardless of where robotics engineers work, their job role is the same: to develop robots that fulfill functions more efficiently, cost-effectively, faster or safer than humans are able with existing technology.
Salaries vary, depending on the skill and career path. CAD designers can average over $50,000 per year, up to robotics engineers making over $100,000 per year.
Computer courses in high school
Suggested curriculum for computer magnet students
Computer Science 1-2H
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Computer Science A
Applied Computer Science 1-2H