Computer and information research scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, medicine, science and other fields.
Their job duties encompass a variety of tasks:
Explore fundamental issues in computing and develop theories and models to address them
• Help scientists and engineers solve complex computing problems
• Invent new computing languages, tools and methods to improve the ways
people use computers
• Develop, test and improve software systems
• Publish their findings in academic journals and present their findings at
National Median Salary
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Entry-level education requirements:
High school diploma/GED, bachelor’s degree, doctoral or professional degree
Job outlook (2014-24):
Growing faster than average (11 percent projected growth)*
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