Background on me: I have taught for 10 years teaching a variety of subjects including engineering and robotics (subjects I really enjoy). I am debating going back to our local tech school to get a certificate in Industrial Automation. I currently live in Utah which has a robust manufacturing economy. In addition I have a masters in education and am 35.
Here is the course descriptions. Up top is classes that everyone must take, and they require you to take one Elective pathway (2-3 classes) to earn your certificate.
a. What would be my earnings potential after I earn this certificate?
b. What is the upwards mobility of and ceiling of earnings after 5, 10 , 15 years?
c. What electives pathway would make me the most marketable and also provide the highest earnings?
d. I don’t have access to a location where I could earn an associates degree. Do you think this program looks ok?
e. How is the job market?