Computer Specialists - What They Do

Computer Specialists generally receive a Associate degree before they enter the job market.

Once employed, Computer Specialists can expect to earn an average of $79,000.00 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the next 10 years Computer Specialists will be one of the fastest growing occupations. They should experience a 15.1% rate of growth during this time period.

In respect to starting your own business, Computer Specialists are seldom seen going the entrepreneurial route. Currently, 6.6% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.

Given the job environment today, Computer Specialists can consider themselves quite lucky, as only 3.2% are currently unemployed.

Academic Programs of Interest

Computer and Information Science
Information and Computer Science (ICS) or Computer and Information Science (CIS) is a field that emphasizes both computing and informatics, upholding the strong association between the fields of information sciences and computer sciences and treating computers as a tool rather than a field.

Some universities teach computer science as a theoretical study of computation and algorithmic reasoning. These programs often feature the theory of computation,... more
Computer Graphics
Computer graphics is a sub-field of computer science and is concerned with digitally synthesizing and manipulating visual content. Although the term often refers to three-dimensional computer graphics, it also encompasses two-dimensional graphics and image processing. Computer graphics is often differentiated from the field of visualization, although the two have many similarities.

People with Computer Graphics degrees generally apply it in the following manner: Digital art,... more
Web Design
You will play a vital role in your company's presence on the World Wide Web. You may use web page development software to create or change web pages, inserting text content, graphics and interactive modules that are often supplied by others in your organizational team. Before you start, you will probably talk to the many stakeholders in your company who depend on the organization's web... more