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Computer and Information Technology – Job Summaries

Computer and Information Technology – Job Summaries

Computer and Information Technology

These workers create or support computer applications, systems, and networks.

Overall employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations; this increase is expected to result in about 682,800 new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. About 418,500 openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.

(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September 2022).

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Coding / Computer Programmers

Computer programmers write, modify, and test code and scripts that allow computer software and applications to function properly.

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Computer and Informational Research Scientists

Computer and information research scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology.

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Computer Chip Design and Development

Computer chip design and development encompass the intricate process of creating microelectronic circuits that power modern technology, from designing the architecture to manufacturing the physical integrated circuits.

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Computer Science


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Computer Systems Analyst

Computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and design ways to improve efficiency.

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Cybersecurity / Information Security Analyst

Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems.

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Front-end Web Developers

Web developers create and maintain websites. Digital designers develop, create, and test website or interface layout, functions, and navigation for usability.

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Geomatics Plan Technician

Geomatics plan technicians are responsible for using specialized computer software to produce legal and engineering survey drawings, GIS themes, maps, digital terrain models, cross sections and horizontal alignments from manual and digital field notes.

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Software Designers, Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers

Software developers design computer applications or programs. Software quality assurance analysts and testers identify problems with applications or programs and report defects.

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