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Computer Scientist

Career Highlights

  • Expanding the frontiers of science and technology
  • Demand for innovative minds with technical training
  • Hypothetical ideas & technology advancement
  • Researchers and inventors

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Career Summary

Computers are being used in almost every feature of our lives. New cars have miniature computers installed in the engines, video games, PDA cell phones, and even dollar collars have mini information processors. Computers are expanding the frontiers of science and technology and the computer industry is one of the fastest growing industries of our economy. With advanced computer technology being installed into more objects the growth promises to continue well into the next century.

Some of the most innovative creations are the due to the expansive imagination of computer scientists. More than ever, there is a demand for innovative minds with the scientific and technical training necessary to perform effectively in the industry.

Computer science is the study of hypothetical ideas and trying to create ideas into real products and applications such as the semantic web project. Computer science has different fields and specializations such as

  • Software engineering
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Computer scientists work as researchers and inventors. Their careers are distinguished by the higher level of imagination and theoretical expertise applied to complex problems and their research. They work in areas ranging from advanced technology theories to hardware and programming-language designs. Some work on projects using a variety of computer skills such as developing new advances of virtual social networks or designing robots. Others design programming tools, informational systems, or even human interactive computer games.

Computer scientists impact society through their work. Technology in products that make life a little easier such as navigational systems in cars has changed the way people live. Because computer technology is embedded in so many products, services, and systems, computer scientists can be found in almost every industry.

Salary

$64000*

Education

Requires a degree in

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Information Systems

Career Skills

  • Ecommerce programming
  • Program languages such as Java and SQL
  • Hardware architecture and construction
  • Network design
  • Software engineering

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