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Computer and Information Research Scientists
Transcript of Computer and Information Research Scientists
Enviornment this job occurs in
Most computer and imformation reasearch scientist work full time. Those working on independent research may have flexible work schedules. Most computer scientist employed by the federal government work for the Department of Defense. The industries that employed the most computer and information research scientists in 2012 were as follows:
- Federal Government 26%
- Computer systems design and related services 18%
- Colleges, universities, and professional schools: state, local, and private 13%
- Research and developments in the physical, engineering and life sciences 11%
- Software Publishers 8%
Quick Facts: Computer and Information Research Scientists
2012 Median Pay $102,190 per year
$49.13 per hour
Entry-Level Education Doctoral or professional degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2012 26,700
Job Outlook, 2012-22 15% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2012-22 4,100
Powers the world with research
One place powers everything
Computer scientists are tasked with advancing all fields of computing. As demand for new and better technology grows, demand for computer scientists will grow as well. Rapid growth in data collection by businesses may lead to an increased need for data mining services. A growing emphasis on cybersecurity also should lead to new jobs, because computer scientists will be needed to find innovative ways to prevent cyberattacks or to track hackers.
Earnings or Wages
The median annual wage for computer and information research scientists was $102,190 in 2012. The lowest 10% earned less than $57,220, and the top 10% earned more than $151,900. Most computer and information research scientists work full time. Those working on independent research may have flexible work schedules. They earn $49.13 per hour and get $102,190 a year.
Training and certifications and other qualifications needed for this job
Most computer and information research scientists need a Ph.D usually in computer science or a related field, such as computer engineering. During their first 2 years in a Ph.D program, students take a variety of computer science classes. They then choose a specialty and spend the remaiing years doing research within that specialty. Important Qualities you will need are analyical skills, communication skills, critical-thinking skills, detail oriented, ingenuity, logical thinking, math skills.
Computer and Information Research Scentists
Computer and Information rearch scientist invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innotative uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, medicine, science, and other fields. in tis job they do many things including, analyze the result of their expiraments, design expiraments to test the operation of these software systems, publish their findingsa in the academic journals, and much much more.
Most computer and information research scientists work full time. Those working on idependent research may have flexible work schedules. Some computer scientists may become computer and information systems managers. Computer and information research scientists are likely to enjoy excellent job prospects. There are a limited number of Ph.D. graduates each year. As a result, many companies report difficulties finding these highly skilled workers.
Would you want to go into this career field or job?
I think I would get into this career pathway, because of how much fun it looks like to make so many things that makes thge world what it is today. It earns alot of money and in the future I would need that money to support me and my family.