Mechatronics Engineers

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What they do:
Research, design, develop, or test automation, intelligent systems, smart devices, or industrial systems control.
On the job, you would:
  • Create mechanical design documents for parts, assemblies, or finished products.
  • Design advanced precision equipment for accurate or controlled applications.
  • Design engineering systems for the automation of industrial tasks.


Engineering and Technology

  • product and service development
  • design

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics


Basic Skills

  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it



  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written

Ideas and Logic

  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information


  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide


  • pay attention to something without being distracted


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Innovation
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance


You might use software like this on the job:

Development environment software

  • C Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Visual Basic Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology In Demand

Analytical or scientific software

  • Finite element method FEM software
  • Vector CANalyzer


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
some college
usually needed

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