Computer & Info Research Scientists
What they do:
Invent and design new approaches to computing technology. Study and solve complex problems in computing.
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.
Median annual wage in 2012 was $102,190
Projected to grow 15% from 2012 to 2022 (Faster than average). Likely to enjoy excellent job prospects.