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Computer and information research scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology.
Most computer and information research scientists work full time. Some work more than 40 hours per week.
Most jobs for computer and information research scientists require a master’s degree in computer science or a related field. In the federal government, a bachelor’s degree may be sufficient for some jobs.
Overall employment of computer and information research scientists is projected to grow $pc.toString().replaceAll("^\-","") percent from 2020 to 2030, $gra.
About $tools.number.format('#,###',$op) openings for computer and information research scientists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
Explore resources for employment and wages by state and area for computer and information research scientists.
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