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:
Source: WANTED Analytics