Computer scientists are thinkers, designers, architects, and innovators. In a world where success is measured by speed, efficiency, and access, computer scientists are inventing new languages, tools, and methods so that computers will continue to enhance our lives in new ways. Computer scientists come up with new ways of improving computers. They often work on a more abstract level than other computer professionals.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average yearly salary of computer and information research scientists was $103,160 in 2011.