A 59 percent increase in the number of jobs in robotics are a part of the rapidly growing field that would put Pittsburgh at the center of a boom in the industry. Jobs fall into “producer” categories, which design and build the robotics technologies, and “consumer” roles, which determine the application and maintenance of robotics in different industries. Investments in robotics could quadruple by 2025, with high-skill technicians in demand.

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Key Producer Jobs in Robotics 

  • Software Developer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Software QA Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Industrial Engineer
  • IT Project Manager

Key Skills Requested in the Robotics Industry

  • C++
  • Software Engineering
  • Python
  • Software Development
  • Project Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Machine Learning
  • Debugging

All of these skills are in greater demand in Pittsburgh than the U.S. overall.

Key Consumer Jobs in Robotics 

  • Field Service Technician
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Business/Management Technician
  • Data Mining Analyst
  • Physician
  • Welder/Solderer
  • Health Technician/Technologist
  • Security/Defense Intelligence Analyst

In job openings related to robotics, Pittsburgh sees a year-over-year growth of 59%

This is almost triple the national average of 22%, and ranks highest among all U.S. cities.