Are robots taking over the world? Well so far, they’ve invaded operating rooms, manufacturing and distribution centers and they’re even fighting wars. But this incursion is creating opportunities for experienced IT professionals because robots are comprised of hardware and software.
Are robots taking over the world? Well so far, they’ve invaded operating rooms, manufacturing and distribution centers and they’re even fighting wars. But this incursion is creating opportunities for experienced IT professionals because robots are comprised of hardware and software. Are you ready for the invasion of the robots? IÂ¿m Cat Miller and this is DiceTV.
Cat: The e-commerce industry is using robots to pick orders and maintain inventory. Robot manufacturers need systems and software engineers as well as mechanical, electrical and industrial engineers.
A background in Linux or Unix is helpful but candidates don’t always need programming skills. You can prepare for a new career in supply chain robotics by becoming familiar with SQL querying, scripting and database architecture.
Manufacturers also hire technicians from vocational schools, and companies dedicated to servicing robots are on the rise. Many community colleges now offer technical certification courses and if you enroll now, you won’t face stiff competition from experienced candidates.
Want a career that makes a difference? You can save lives by designing, building or maintaining surgical robots. Manufacturers usually train new hires for six months because they need precise skills and a ton of software knowledge. They also hire software integrators, because each bot operates on multiple programs. Manufacturers need engineers and algorithm experts as well as candidates with bachelor’s degrees in engineering or computer science. They’ll work as product managers or workflow solutions analysts. Candidates with a strong math aptitude can work in training, installation and maintenance jobs – and you don’t need a college degree to work in manufacturing.
Remember to research each industry and company, because the software and hardware requirements vary. As businesses and government agencies add robots, they’re adding trained specialists to their staff, creating even more opportunities for experienced IT professionals. Like all modern IT jobs, you’ll need excellent communication and collaboration skills. To work with the people, not the robots.
I’m Cat Miller and this has been Dice TV. We now return you to your regular desktop.