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What kind of jobs go with Robotics?

I'm in my sophomore year of high school, and I want to major in Robotics. I have a college I want to go to, George Tech. I'm wondering what does a M.D. in Robotics do in life, and what jobs can I get with a M.D. in Robotics. I have 2 years to plan, so if Robotics doesn't work out for me I have time to change my Major.

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Gabriel’s Answer

Hi Dylan,

Thanks for the question! In reviewing the Georgia Tech website, they currently offer a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Robotics. The Ph.D. is a doctorate degree but it is not an "M.D." which is what medical doctors earn upon the completion of medical school. I wanted to mention this to minimize your confusion.

On the admissions page of the Ph.D. program, it states that an applicants must have an earned bachelor's degree first: http://phdrobotics.gatech.edu/requirements.

You may be interested in the looking at the bachelor's degrees offered through their College of Engineering: http://www.gatech.edu/academics/bachelors-degree-programs.

The website Science Buddies has some great information on what robotics engineers do:
https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-engineering-careers/engineering/robotics-engineer

Please continue to post questions and best of luck!
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Gregory’s Answer

Dylan,

As we are heading into a hyper automated world, the skills gained in the Robotics fields will be applicable to many industries, and disciplines. Please remember that robots are not always physical.

Gregory recommends the following next steps:

Explore "Internet of Things". This will allow you to see how the Robotics skills can be applied to devices that can change the world.
Explore "Business Back Office Automation". This will allow you to see the application of robotics methods to business practice.
Explore the question 'What's the difference between Robotics and Automation?" This will allow you to see how the skills transfer between the two.
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