Computer & Info Research Scientists

About Them

What they do:

Invent and design new approaches to computing technology. Study and solve complex problems in computing.


Work Environment:

Most work full time. Those working on independent research may have flexible work schedules.


How to become one:

Most jobs for this require a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field.


Pay:

Median annual wage in 2012 was $102,190


Job Outlook:

Projected to grow 15% from 2012 to 2022 (Faster than average). Likely to enjoy excellent job prospects.