Computer and Information Scientists
On the Job
Computer and Information Scientists work as theorists, designers, or inventors. They conduct research and develop solutions to problems in computer and information science.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Apply information technology to solve business or other applied problems.
- Design integrated computer systems.
- Develop organizational goals or objectives.
- Develop performance metrics or standards related to information technology.
- Collaborate with others to determine design specifications or details.
- Collaborate with others to resolve information technology issues.
- Analyze data to identify or resolve operational problems.
- Analyze data to identify trends or relationships among variables.
- Evaluate project designs to determine adequacy or feasibility.
- Train others in computer interface or software use.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working with a group or team.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- High levels of competition.
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