Operations Research Analysts
On the Job
Operations Research Analysts collect and analyze data in order to help managers make organizational decisions. They may create timelines and oversee logistics.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Troubleshoot issues with computer applications or systems.
- Analyze data to identify or resolve operational problems.
- Analyze data to identify trends or relationships among variables.
- Analyze project data to determine specifications or requirements.
- Apply mathematical principles or statistical approaches to solve problems in scientific or applied fields.
- Determine appropriate methods for data analysis.
- Conduct research to gain information about products or processes.
- Evaluate data quality.
- Collaborate with others to resolve information technology issues.
- Apply information technology to solve business or other applied problems.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Working with a group or team.
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