Operations Research Analysts
Also called: Advanced Analytics Associate, Operations Research Analyst, Operations Research Director, Operations Research Manager,
What they do:
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.On the job, you would:
 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.
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
Engineering and Technology
Business

Basic Skills
Problem Solving
People and Technology Systems

Math
Verbal
Ideas and Logic

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:

You might use software like this on the job: Analytical or scientific software
Operating system software
Object or component oriented development software


New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
$84,810
$48,670
$140,790


What they do:
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.On the job, you would:
 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.
KNOWLEDGE
Math and Science
 arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
 English language
Engineering and Technology
 computers and electronics
 product and service development
Business
 management
SKILLS
Basic Skills
 using math to solve problems
 thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
 noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
 measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
 thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
ABILITIES
Math
 choose the right type of math to solve a problem
 add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Verbal
 read and understand what is written
 communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
 make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
 use rules to solve problems
PERSONALITY
People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
 Analytical Thinking
 Integrity
 Attention to Detail
 Dependability
 Innovation
 Achievement/Effort
TECHNOLOGY
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
 SAS
 The MathWorks MATLAB
Operating system software
 Linux
 Shell script
Object or component oriented development software
 C++
 R
EDUCATION
 master's degree
 bachelor's degree
JOB OUTLOOK
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
$84,810
$48,670
$140,790