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Robotic skills want-ads up 13% in 2013

February 16, 2014

Hiring-Demand-for-Robotics-Skills-by-Industrial-Sector

Comparing 2013 to 2012, demand for robotics skills increased 13% year-over-year. Further evaluation shows that the bulk of hiring is in the healthcare sector.

WANTED Analytics, a research firm analyzing the quantity and type of job wanted ads, reported that there were 45,000 jobs for robotics skilled professionals advertised online during 2013. Healthcare jobs accounted for 35% of robotics hiring demand with 16,000 positions, surpassing demands for tech and engineering occupations.

Job requirements posted in those help wanted ads included the following:

  • Design, develop, and analyze devices for the expansion of the image guided robotics program for minimally invasive procedures and surgery
  • Conduct or assist surgical procedures including minimally invasive robotic surgical procedures
  • Provide expertise/design/implementation and set standards for robotic systems
  • Integrate robotics systems to improve manufacturing and other operations
  • Write programming code for ad hoc robotic applications
  • Facilitate automation expansion
  • Design, build, install, and troubleshoot high-tech, high-speed, automated robotic electro-mechanical machinery systems

Source: WANTED Analytics

Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series... read more



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