Computer and Information Research Scientists by Mark Batitang

Nature of Work

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.

Training, Qualifications, and Advancement

Most computer and information research scientists need a Ph. D. in computer science or a related field, such as computer engineering. They also need to have analytical skills, communication skills, and math skills.


Number of jobs in 2014 was about 25,600

Job Outlook

11% (Faster than average)


$110,620 per year

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