What’s Hot: Computer and Information Scientists topped the Best Paid in Computer and Mathematical Science listing. What does a Computer and Information Scientist do? Although many presume they like to play computer games, Wikipedia notes that “the focus of computer science is more on understanding the properties of the programs used to implement software such as games and web-browsers, and using that understanding to create new programs or improve existing ones.” They don’t just have fun.
What’s Not: At the other end of the pay scale, Mathematical Technicians and Computer Support Specialists are among the Least Paid in this occupational group. They fix the games that computer scientists invent and don’t get paid nearly as much doing it.
Wage Estimates for the entire group can be found here.