Operations Research Analysts

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Occupation Description

Operations research analysts create and apply mathematical modeling or a variety of other optimizing methods to understand information that assists management with decision making, policy creation, or functions. They also collect and study data points and develop software that will help with making decisions. They may create and provide optimal time, cost, or logistics networks for program evaluation, review, or use.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

69180

Job Openings By 2020

30000

Growth Rate

14.6%

Required Education

Bachelor's degree
Specific Programs:
Bachelors of Science Degree in Management

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth