• Operations Research Analysts
  • Business, Management and Administration
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 92,720
    $53,220 range bar $144,920
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Operations research analysts use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help organizations solve problems and make better decisions.

What do they typically do

  • Use statistical analysis or simulations to analyze information and develop practical solutions to business problems
  • Identify and define business problems such as those involved in producing items, coordinating their delivery, or selling them
  • Make mathematical or simulation models of problems that connect constants and variables, restrictions, alternatives, conflicting objectives, and their numerical parameters
  • Examine information to figure out what is relevant to the problem and how to analyze the information
  • Write memos, reports, and other documents to outline their findings and recommendations for managers, executives, and other officials
  • Gather workers' feedback so that they can help solve the problem
  • Advise managers and other decision makers about the effects of different actions for solving a problem
  • Collect and organize information from a variety of sources such as computer databases

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +2.4%
Job Opening 309

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most require a graduate degree like a master's, Ph.D., M.D., or law degree.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
Private Training Programs

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