• Computer and Information Research Scientists
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 94,310
    $67,180 range bar $135,150
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Computer and information research scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology by creating and improving computer hardware and software.

What do they typically do

  • Develop and improve the software systems that form the basis of the modern computing experience
  • Explore fundamental issues in computing and develop theories and models to address those issues
  • Publish their findings in academic journals and present their findings at conferences
  • Invent new computing languages, tools, and methods to improve the way in which people work with computers
  • Analyze the results of their experiments
  • Help scientists and engineers solve complex computing problems
  • Design experiments to test the operation of these software systems
  • Explore fundamental issues in computing and develop theories and models to address those issues

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Job Growth +1.1%
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