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Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 546,200 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.

The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $86,320 in May 2018, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $38,640.

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Computer and information research scientists Computer and Information Research Scientists

Computer and information research scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology.

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computer network architects image Computer Network Architects

Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and Intranets.

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Computer programmers Computer Programmers

Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly.

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Computer support specialists Computer Support Specialists

Computer support specialists provide help and advice to computer users and organizations.

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Computer systems analysts Computer Systems Analysts

Computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and find a solution that is more efficient and effective.

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Database administrators Database Administrators

Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data.

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Information security analysts Information Security Analysts

Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems.

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Network and computer systems administrators Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of computer networks.

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Software developers Software Developers

Software developers create the applications or systems that run on a computer or another device.

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Web developers Web Developers

Web developers design and create websites.

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Last Modified Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019