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Computer and Information Research Scientists
(SOC Code : 15-1111)
in Marin County

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

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Doctor's degree .

Marin County is part of the San Rafael MD, which includes Marin and San Ra counties.
Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
San Rafael MD20171st Qtr$66.57$64.74$71.26$76.97
Data for Marin County are not available. Data for San Rafael MD has been substituted.

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in Marin County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Colleges and Universities 2033.0%
Software Publishers 9320.2%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 1079.6%
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services1496.9%
Architectural and Engineering Services 4271.5%
Employment Services 771.1%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer Science.

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Analyze problems to develop solutions involving computer hardware and software.
Assign or schedule tasks to meet work priorities and goals.
Evaluate project plans and proposals to assess feasibility issues.
Apply theoretical expertise and innovation to create or apply new technology, such as adapting principles for applying computers to new uses.
Consult with users, management, vendors, and technicians to determine computing needs and system requirements.
Meet with managers, vendors, and others to solicit cooperation and resolve problems.
Conduct logical analyses of business, scientific, engineering, and other technical problems, formulating mathematical models of problems for solution by computers.
Develop and interpret organizational goals, policies, and procedures.
Participate in staffing decisions and direct training of subordinates.
Develop performance standards, and evaluate work in light of established standards.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Working Conditions - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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