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Jobs That Can’t Be Automated: Careers in Industrial Electronics Technology

November 1, 2018

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Protect Your Livelihood with a Degree in Industrial Electronics

Career College of Northern Nevada can give you the skills and training you need to find a long-term career that is less vulnerable to changing technology.

CCNN’s Industrial Electronic Technician Program could protect your career from robots. Careers in industrial electronics are some of the few hands-on jobs that can’t be automated. In today’s economy, that’s a tremendous benefit — because the job search is stressful enough without worrying that your chosen field will be overrun by automation in the next decade.

Technology is changing many industries, and as robots become more efficient and affordable, more and more employers will implement them. A study by CBS News shows that this could mean a reduction in warehouse and manufacturing work and dwindling opportunities in other jobs that don’t require an education.

That’s the bad news. The good news is you can get ahead of the curve by training for the kinds of jobs that can’t be automated. With a CCNN education—an associate of occupational studies degree in Industrial Electronics, in particular—you will gain skills that could enable you to work with the robots instead of being replaced by them. Our programs can also help you qualify for a career less at risk than most manufacturing and warehouse jobs.


Automation Threatens Warehouse and Manufacturing Jobs

Warehouse jobs have seen an explosion in the last decade, largely due to the increase of e-commerce, but that trend is set for a big change in the coming years. Companies like Amazon have already brought in thousands of robots, and a New Jersey e-commerce called Boxed replaced 75% of their workers with automation in 2017. The National Bureau of Economic Research has conducted one study showing that for every robot added, six jobs are in jeopardy.

While these changes may take time, they do suggest that finding a career that is ahead of the curve is a wise move. Forbes cautions that robots won’t replace workers as much as they’ll change the types of jobs humans have. Workers will need additional higher-level skills and an education that trains them for these new jobs. To be prepared for the wave of automation, enroll at CCNN. Our Industrial Electronics program can give you skills and certifications that could make you stand out when applying for the jobs robots can’t take.


Industrial Electronic Technicians & Career Stability

While some warehouse jobs may be taken over by robots, Industrial Electronic Technicians will likely be among those responsible for managing and maintaining those robots. Your CCNN degree could be the line of defense between you and automation. Your skills and training will prepare you to help build, install, and repair the automated systems that could eliminate less skilled positions.
Even if you’re not interested in having such interaction with the robots, the computer and technical skills you’ll gain in CCNN’s Industrial Electronic Program are still necessary in many industries. In a recent survey by Gray Construction, 42% of manufacturing employers said they are searching for—and not finding—employees with more advanced computer skills. Those skills, and much more, will be yours with CCNN’s associate degree in Industrial Electronics.


Train for Jobs That Can’t Be Automated Through CCNN’s Industrial Electronics Program

Industrial Electronic Technicians help engineers build, install, and repair electrical and electronic equipment, including computers and automation equipment. These skills make their careers less susceptible to disappearance. But a CCNN education prepares you for a variety of careers in the field. Equipment manufacturing, surveillance equipment technician, and equipment calibration technician are just some of the career opportunities available to those with an Industrial Electronic Technician degree. Contact us at 775-241-4445 to protect your future.