Computers, Tech & Engineering - Mechatronics
If you like working with your hands, are fascinated by the world of controllers, pneumatics, hydraulics, robotics, mechanics, and electrical systems, and want to spend your career inventing, designing, repairing, and supervising automated mechanical equipment, a degree in Mechatronics could be a great fit for you.
Types of Degrees
Mechatronics students typically pursue an associate degree (2 years) or bachelor's degree (4 years). In this industry, an associate degree usually leads to Mechatronics Technician positions while a bachelor's degree opens the door to a career as a Mechatronics Engineer.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math and science coursework helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.
Career Opportunities After Earning A Mechatronics Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Mechatronics include:
- Mechatronics Engineer
- Electro-Mechanical Technician
- Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologist
- Electronics Engineer
- Electrical Engineering Technician
- Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Electro-Mechanical Technicians was $58,350 in 2019 (1) while Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians earned a mean salary of $61,420 (2) and Electrical and Electronics Engineers earned a median salary of $101,250 in 2019. (3)
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.