The prevalence of operations research in the Nation’s economy reflects the growing complexity of managing large organizations that require the effective use of money, materials, equipment, and people. In general, operations research analysts may be concerned with diverse issues such as top-level strategy, planning, forecasting, resource allocation, performance measurement, scheduling, design of production facilities and systems, supply chain management, pricing, transportation and distribution, and analysis of data in large databases.
- Individuals with a master’s or Ph.D. degree in management science operations research, or a closely related field should have good job prospects.
- Employment growth is projected to be slower than average because few job openings are expected to have the title operations research analyst.
- Operations Research Analyst
- Theoretical Research
- Banking Consultant
- Market Research
- Ability to work under pressure
- Good math background
- Ability to work for long hours
- Computer skills
- American Mathematical Society (AMS)
- Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
- Institute for Operations Research and Management Science
- Military Operations Research Society
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