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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Operations research analysts and on wages and locations for those in the field. National security & international affairs is the industry that employs the most Operations research analysts, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Operations research analysts, by average wage, is Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing. Operations research analysts are paid most in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL but are relatively concentrated in Arlington County (North) PUMA, VA.


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Demographic information on Operations research analysts in the US. The average age of male Operations research analysts in the workforce is 44.2 and of female Operations research analysts is 42.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Operations research analysts is White.

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Data on higher education choices for Operations research analysts from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Operations research analysts is Business but a relatively high number of Operations research analysts hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Operations research analysts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Operations research analysts need many skills, but most especially Mathematics, Operations Analysis, and Complex Problem Solving. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Operations research analysts need more than the average amount of Programming, Operations Analysis, and Science.

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Projections on wages and job growth for Operations research analysts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Operations research analysts are expected to see a growth of 27.4% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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