Military Business Operations Planning Analysts

Military Career

General Information

Description

Business operations planning analysts apply business expertise to improve military operations. Using analytical tools and techniques, these analysts make recommendations to leadership about management techniques that can help reduce waste and inefficiency. They study current operations and organizations, identify and analyze problems, and develop alternative solutions.

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Work Environment

Business operations planning analysts normally work in offices, although they sometimes study work that occurs outdoors.

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

Comparable Industries

  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Restaurants and Other Eating Places
  • Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Business Operations Planning Analysts in the Military

8,522

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Salary

Average Salary

$136,124

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 29%
  • Some college 19%
  • High school 15%
  • Post baccalaureate 14%
  • Post-secondary certificate 9%
  • Associate's degree 8%
  • Post-master's certificate 3%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Military training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Business operations planning analysts may have an education in business, management, or finance. Job training for business operations planning analysts primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various training environments. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Job-specific training content may include: Management engineering techniquesMethods of statistical analysisInternal review and analysis techniquesSystems analysis proceduresOrganizational planningUse of planning, programming, and budgeting systems

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Knowledge

  • Administration and Management
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Mathematics

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
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