|Quick Facts: Computer and Information Research Scientists|
$100,660 per year
$48.39 per hour
|Doctoral or professional degree|
|19% (About as fast as average)|
Computer and information research scientists invent and design new technology and find new uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, science, medicine, and other uses.
Most computer and information research scientists work for computer systems design and related services firms, scientific research and development companies, or the federal government. Most work full time, and those who do independent research may have flexibility in their work schedules.
A Ph.D. in computer science or a related subject is required for most computer and information research scientist jobs.
The median annual wage of computer and information research scientists was $100,660 in May 2010.
Employment of computer and information research scientists is expected to grow by 19 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average of all occupations. Computer and information research scientists are likely to enjoy excellent job prospects, as many companies report difficulties finding a sufficient number of these highly skilled workers.
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