We surveyed 578 mechatronics engineers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical mechatronics engineer. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a mechatronics engineer?

Low

High

Working as a mechatronics engineer typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that mechatronics engineers are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a mechatronics engineer?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a mechatronics engineer typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a mechatronics engineer?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a mechatronics engineer. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for mechatronics engineers.

Do mechatronics engineers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally mechatronics engineers will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.

Is being a mechatronics engineer physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a mechatronics engineer may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are mechatronics engineers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Mechatronics engineers tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a mechatronics engineer require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a mechatronics engineer.

Does being a good mechatronics engineer require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a mechatronics engineer.