How Much Do Automation Technicians Make?
Industrial automation control systems have surged in use with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, as manufacturers begin integrating advanced automation technologies to improve equipment and labour efficiencies. One of the current challenges the industrial automation industry faces is a shortage of skilled and experienced automation technicians to fill in-demand positions. As well, many misconceptions about careers in the industry have led to a lack of interest from college recruits when in reality, there are huge opportunities for career growth. There is a wide range of career prospects for these technicians in automation, process control, PLCs, robotics, and motor control.