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Operations Research Analysts

What Operations Research Analysts Do
Operations research analysts use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help organizations investigate complex issues, identify and solve problems, and make better decisions. Operations research analysts spend most time in offices, although some conduct site inspections before doing their analysis.

How to Become an Operations Research Analyst
Although employers prefer to hire applicants with a master’s degree or Ph.D., entry-level positions are available for those with a bachelor’s degree. Analysts typically have a degree in operations research, management science, analytics, math, engineering, computer science, or another technical or field.

Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for operations research analysts was $78,630 in May 2015. Employment of operations research analysts is projected to grow 30 percent by 2024.

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