Operation research analysts create and use mathematical models to interpret information. This helps managers make better decisions and solve problems. Operation research analysts often work with the military do analyze things like how to get supplies where they are most needed. Other operation research analysts work for business to determine the best business options.
The average operation research analyst made between $51,780 and $92,920 in 2008.
Operation research analysts often work in comfortable offices, but sometimes work in the field observing the processes they are analyzing as well. They typically work 40 hours weekly, but sometimes are required to work more.