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ENERGY

CAREER TYPE

MECHATRONICS

For the tech genius that wants to revolutionize the face of energy and manufacturing careers.

 

CAREER TYPE KEY FACTS:

Salary Range Potential:
$45,000 - 80,000+ /YEAR

Education Required:
COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND/OR ON-THE-JOB TRAINING

Skills Needed:
COMPUTER EXPERIENCE, PROBLEM-SOLVING

Types of Employers:
AUTOMOTIVE, AEROSPACE, ENERGY

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Job Overview

JOB OVERVIEW:

Mechatronics are the men and women behind the machines.  Virtually all of today’s production is heavily automated, but skilled technicians are required to ensure that the systems as a whole is running smoothly.  Without mechatronics, bottlenecks can develop, leading to production downtime and lost profits.

Ideal candidates for plant operators and mechatronics must be able to work in varied environments (including noisy workplaces), demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills, be able to work on their feet a large portion of the day, monitor and inspect plant equipment, adjust controls, regulate equipment operations and conditions, take readings from charts and meters and, if necessary, take corrective steps to ensure proper functioning, and be aware of safety standards.

Because they are so crucial to the production process, employers in Mississippi are willing to pay mechatronics a starting average of around $30/hour.  With special training, pay can quickly increase to up to $80,000 per year or more.

Salary Comparison

AVERAGE MISSISSIPPI WAGES

  • RESTAURANTS & BARS - $13,925

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  • ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION - $20,177

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  • RETAIL TRADE - $24,956

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  • REAL ESTATE RENTAL & LEASING - $34,172

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  • TOTAL PRIVATE SECTOR - $37,282

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Find Training Programs Near You

MECHATRONICS (COMPUTER NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY)

Hinds CC
Dr. Chad Stocks
601-857-3315
Pearl, Raymond

Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
John Shows
601-928-6397
Gulfport

MECHATRONICS (COMPUTER SERVICING TECHNOLOGY)

Coahoma CC 
Ann Shelton-Clark
662-621-4220
Clarksdale

MECHATRONICS (INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY)

Holmes CC 
Nettie Coggin
662-227-2347
Goodman, Grenada, Ridgeland

Itawamba CC 
Barry Emison
662-620-5100
Fulton, Tupelo, Belden

MECHATRONICS (INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL TECHNOLOGY)

Mississippi Gulf Coast CC 
John Shows
601-928-6397
Gulfport

Southwest Mississippi CC
Jim McKinley
601-276-4801
Summit

Itawamba CC
Barry Emison
662-620-5100

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EARN UP TO $100K A YEAR IN A HIGH DEMAND CAREER. START YOUR TRAINING TODAY!

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