Monitor and control electronic computer and peripheral electronic data processing equipment to process business, scientific, engineering, and other data according to operating instructions. Monitor and respond to operating and error messages. May enter commands at a computer terminal and set controls on computer and peripheral devices.
Median Annual Wage: $39,590
Education: Associate's degree (43%); High school diploma or equivalent (23%); Some college, no degree (21%)
Projected Growth: Decline (-3% or lower)
Related Job Titles: Information Technology Specialist; Computer Specialist; Computer Technician; Systems Operator; Computer Operator; Operations and Maintenance Technician; Software Technician; Computer Console Operator