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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  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.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 57.4931.5142.67 55.0670.0284.99

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
327 21.948.1 33.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation49
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation42
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 42
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 42.0

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

Education: Master's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

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

 Degree
Thomas Edison State University   (Eielson AFB)
Computer Science BA

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Computer Science BA
Computer Science BS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Computer Systems Technology AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Computer Systems Technology AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Computer Science BS
Computer Science MS
Information Technology Specialist AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bristol Bay   (Dillingham)
Information Technology Specialist AAS
Information Technology Specialist CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Chukchi   (Kotzebue)
Information Technology Specialist AAS
Information Technology Specialist CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Information Technology Specialist AAS
Information Technology Specialist CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim   (Bethel)
Information Technology Specialist AAS
Information Technology Specialist CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northwest   (Nome)
Information Technology Specialist AAS
Information Technology Specialist CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Rural College   (Fairbanks)
Information Technology Specialist AAS
Information Technology Specialist CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Information Systems AAS
Information Systems BS

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan   (Ketchikan)
Information Systems AAS

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Alaska’s IT Workers (April 2013)