All of the computer applications and systems that we rely on begin with a line of programming code. ACC’s Computer Science Program gives you the opportunity to capitalize on skills in programming, development, systems analysis, and administration in this lucrative field that is only projected to grow in the coming years.
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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.
Hourly Wage: $43.78
Currently Employed: 598
598 people are employed as Computer and Information Research Scientists. This number is expected to increase by 5.52% over the next four years.
Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Hourly Wage: $26.16
Currently Employed: 13126
13126 people are employed as Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary. This number is expected to increase by 7.56% over the next four years.
Research, design, develop, or test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. May supervise the manufacturing and installation of computer or computer-related equipment and components.
Hourly Wage: $49.45
Currently Employed: 1889
1889 people are employed as Computer Hardware Engineers. This number is expected to increase by 6.35% over the next four years.
Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.
Hourly Wage: $38.33
Currently Employed: 12224
12224 people are employed as Computer Systems Analysts. This number is expected to increase by 9.4% over the next four years.
Design and develop solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. Perform systems management and integration functions.
Hourly Wage: $41.55
Currently Employed: 1899
1899 people are employed as Computer Systems Engineers/Architects. This number is expected to increase by 7.06% over the next four years.
Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.
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