... According to WANTED Analytics, a real-time talent analytics site, there were over 2,100 U.S. job ads for robotics skills in January, 2012, a 44% year-over-year growth rate from 2011. The majority of listings (650) were for engineering jobs and represented a 51% year-over-year increase.
... Underlying this surge in employment, the International Federation of Robotics reported that investment in robot automation surged globally to 150,000 unitis sold in 2011 - a year-over-year growth of 30%.