Career Information

What jobs can I get? How much can I get paid?

Many electronic goods are manufactured using automated processes. Both the end product and the manufacturing equipment that creates them need trained technicians and engineers for development and maintenance.

Advanced manufacturing jobs might require external design of a product, the electronic circuits on the inside, or the automated equipment that assembles the product. Applications include a wide variety of manufacturing and robotics-driven processes as well as business fields with complex computer systems such as banking and commerce.

Why is This a Good Career Bet?

Automated systems are used to produce electronic devices used in all industries – including manufacturing, computer-aided design, information technology, communications, medical and surgical devices and defense. With technology changing almost daily, highly trained workers are needed across all fields that require automated manufacturing skills.

Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’s targeted occupations this year projects high job growth this year for aircraft assemblers, machinists and CNC (computer numerically controlled) machine operators, all positions in which automated processes play a role. High-growth industry sectors include information technology, medicine, and defense and homeland security.

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth of 15% for CNC programmers and 18% for electro-mechanical technicians, which include robotics.

Where do advanced and electronics manufacturing technicians work?

Our hands-on programs prepare you to go right to work as a service technician, diagnosing, servicing and repairing automated systems. There are also varied career paths in businesses that require extensive automated systems, such as banking and commerce.

Automated manufacturing systems are used in many industries, including:

  • Aeronautics and aerospace
  • Automotive engineering, design and production
  • Banking and finance
  • Defense
  • Food processing
  • Information technology
  • Logistics (transportation management)
  • Medical and surgical devices, including artificial organs