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Careers in Operations Research

High Growth Industry With Jobs in Finance, Technology, and Manufacturing

Individuals interested in a pivotal role in the operation of government organizations or corporations are well prepared for any number of careers in operations research with a master's degree from Florida Tech. Careers in operations research exist in many sectors of the economy including finance, insurance, computer systems design, manufacturing, state and local government, education, healthcare and the military.

Career Outlook

Careers in operations management are involved in all aspects of an organization. These experts help managers make integral decision on allocating resources, developing production schedules, managing supply chains, and setting prices. Using sophisticated computer software, databases of information, statistical programs and modeling packages, these individuals analyze and solve the challenges associated with integrated corporate functions. Because there is more than one way to solve a problem, analysts work daily to weigh the costs and benefits of any number of solutions or approaches in their recommendations to managers.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), provides detailed information about hundreds of occupations, including, entry-level education, overall working environment and employment prospects.

According to the Bureau, employment for operations research analysts is projected to grow 27 percent through 2022, much faster than other occupations. As technology advances and companies seek efficiency and cost savings, demand for operations research analysts should continue to grow. Similar careers in interdisciplinary science as well as related careers including economics, logistics and statistics are all expected to have high job growth. Check the handbook on this and many similar career options.

Careers in Operations Research

• State Government Analyst
• Cost Analyst
• Business Systems Analyst
• Healthcare Analyst
• Procurement Officer
• Policy Analyst
• Statistician
• Data & Systems Analyst
• Finance Analyst
• Strategic Growth Analyst
• Human Resources Analyst

Salary Expectations

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for operations research analysts was $72,100, with entry-level salaries averaging $40,500. Operations research analysts working in certain industries earned substantially more on average including finance, technology, healthcare and government. Those working for securities and commodities brokers earned $117,380 per year on average, while those working in the federal executive branch of government earned $108,460 per year on average.