Computer and Information Research Scientists

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Occupation Description

Computer and information research scientists work as theorists, designers or inventors to research and understand the fundamental computer and information science field. They use knowledge and understanding of the field to create new solutions to problems that arise with computer hardware or software.

Estimated Income

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$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

24880

Job Openings By 2020

10600

Growth Rate

18.7%

Required Education

Doctoral or professional degree
Specific Programs:
Doctor of Computer Science

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth