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Operations Research Analysts In Demand

General Information

Description

Formulate and apply mathematical modeling and other optimizing methods to develop and interpret information that assists management with decisionmaking, policy formulation, or other managerial functions. May collect and analyze data and develop decision support software, services, or products. May develop and supply optimal time, cost, or logistics networks for program evaluation, review, or implementation.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit39.22%
  2. Federal government26.13%
  3. State and local government25.45%
  4. Private, not for profit7.23%
  5. Self-employed1.98%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Business Management & Administration

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+23%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$85,720

Military salary*

$84,738

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State-by-state Salary

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$125,520
$35,360
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Master's degree 70%
  • Bachelor's degree 30%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Investigative — You have an interest in studying and researching objects, organisms, and other things.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.
  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Mathematics
  • Computers and Electronics
  • English Language
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Administration and Management

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