Computer and Information Research Scientists

General Information

Description

Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit67.52%
  2. Federal government15.58%
  3. State and local government6.77%
  4. Private, not for profit6.12%
  5. Self-employed3.99%

Job Outlook

Employment of computer and information research scientists is projected to grow 22 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 3,200 openings for computer and information research scientists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$126,830

State-by-state Salary

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$146,310
$63,890
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 36%
  • Doctoral degree 28%
  • Master's degree 19%
  • Some college 8%
  • Post-doctoral training 4%
  • First professional degree 2%
  • High school 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • English Language
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