Computer and Information Research Scientists (15-1111)

Occupation description:  Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 7679 3.90 11
United States 25,60028,300 10.7270 330600

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 55.9231.2342.02 53.7767.5281.58

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
323 9.456.7 40.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation46
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation42
UI claimants previously working in occupation3
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 36
Number of job position postings 4
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 9.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Doctoral or professional degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

Central Texas College, Fort Richardson/Elmendorf AFB   (Fort Richardson)
Information Technology AAS

Thomas Edison State University   (Eielson AFB)
Computer Science BA

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Computer Science Bac

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Computer Science Bac
Computer Science Mas

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Alaska’s IT Workers (April 2013)