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.
Also called: Advanced Analytics Associate, Operations Research Analyst, Operations Research Director, Operations Research Manager

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

Abilites:

    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:

Description: 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:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Operating system software
  • Linux
  • UNIX
    Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • R

Education:

    master's degree
    bachelor's degree
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