Comp and Info Research Scientist

What do they do

These people invent and design new ways to approach computing technology and find new uses for technology

Work Environment and Work Hours

Most of these people work full time. About 10% of these people worked over 40 hours a week.

Average Salary

The average salary of a worker is $110,620.

The Industry

The employment of these workers are projected to grow 11% in the next ten years, which is higher than other jobs.


Yes. you definitely need an education. Most computer and information research scientists need a Ph.D. in computer science. A Ph.D. usually requires 4 to 5 years of study after earning a bachelor’s degree


You do not necessarily need experience to work as a computer and information research scientist, but it probably wouldn't hurt to have experiencce


  1. It pays very well
  2. the industry is growing
  3. lots of jobs


  1. must have a Ph.D
  2. lots of time
  3. takes a long time to get to this level

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