Operations Research Analysts
Formulate and apply mathematical modeling and other optimizing methods to develop and interpret information that assists management with decision making, policy formulation, or other managerial functions. May collect and analyze data and develop decision support software, service, or products. May develop and supply optimal time, cost, or logistics networks for program evaluation, review, or implementation.
Entry Level: $31.66/hr
Growth for Operations Research Analysts
|2019 Jobs||2030 Jobs||Change (2019 - 2030)||% Change (2019 - 2030)
Industries Employing Operations Research Analysts
|Industry||Occupation Jobs in Industry (2019)||% of Occupation in Industry (2019)||% of Total Jobs in Industry (2019)
|Federal Government, Civilian, Excluding Postal Service||68||15.2%||0.4%
|Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers||61||13.7%||1.8%
|Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing Offices||35||7.8%||0.7%
|Computer Systems Design Services||26||5.8%||.6%
|Credit Card Issuing||17||3.9%||1.3%
- Formulate mathematical or simulation models of problems, relating constants and variables, restrictions, alternatives, conflicting objectives, and their numerical parameters.
- Perform validation and testing of models to ensure adequacy and reformulate models as necessary.
- Collaborate with senior managers and decision makers to identify and solve a variety of problems and to clarify management objectives.
- Present the results of mathematical modeling and data analysis to management or other end users.
- Collaborate with others in the organization to ensure successful implementation of chosen problem solutions.