What can I Do? Computer and Information Research Scientists

Computer and Information Research Scientists

Computer and information research scientists invent and design new approaches to computer technology and find innovative uses for existing technology[1]

Entry Level Education – Masters degree

2019 Median Pay – $122,840 ($59.06/hour)

Job outlook – 16%

What they do: Invent new computer tools, invent computer languages, improve software systems, design experiments, publish their findings and present at conferences

Where do I start: Learn a programming language… or 10. There are free/paid resources such as codecademy, udemy, freecodecamp

Where do they fall in the NIST[2] – Research and Development under the Technology R&D Specialty Area

[1] https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-and-information-research-scientists.htm

[2] https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-181.pdf

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