Technological advancements tend to be accompanied by doomsday cries and skepticism. This is definitely true for robotics. Many see the use of robotics as a threat to every job imaginable, especially those in the manufacturing sector.
The reality is more complicated and thankfully, much more positive in nature. Contrary to popular belief, robots are actually responsible for creating jobs and improving job quality. It's time we started seeing the robotics industry for what it is -- an opportunity, not a threat.
Robot Industry Adding New Jobs:
The robotics industry itself is often overlooked as a job provider. Robot manufacturing companies, robotic system integrators, as well as businesses that use robots, are creating new job opportunities. Many of these new jobs are technical in nature. These include mechanical and electrical engineers, computer software developers, technicians and electricians, tech support, training personnel, and maintenance staff members.
But not every robotics job requires an engineering degree. Other, less technical jobs created by the robot industry include management, administrative, sales, marketing, and many other positions.
Increased Productivity Leads to Job Creation:
The robotics industry, just like every technology that has preceded it, is changing the way work is accomplished and the types of jobs that are available. Robots provide a way for companies to increase productivity, safety, and quality while remaining competitive. This productivity leads to job creation, be it customer service (sales, administrative support) or technology-related (programmers, operators).
Overall, the robotics industry is creating more job opportunities for better paying jobs while keeping companies in their home land.
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