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Operations Research Analyst

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Overview: Operations research analysts use math and statistical techniques to evaluate & choose the effective business operating methods. They focus on a wide range of problems including scheduling of operations, forecasting, resource allocation, product mix and product distributions systems.
Duties: Analyze different methods that an organization plans, produces and sells or distributes their products & services to customers. They identify ways to measure efficiency of these methods.

They conduct mathematical and statistical analyses with computers and compare different business operating methods in terms of quantity and quality of the goods and services produced.

They identify and propose new methods for getting a job done that can result in cost savings, higher productivity, greater accuracy and quality.

They recommend to an organization's management the changes that should be made in the organization's operations and processes in order to stay competitive and keep up with new technology.

Degree(s): A.A.S. Accounting 
A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration 
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing) 
Job Outlook: Employment in this field is projected to grow 14% or higher from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average projected growth for all occupations.
Salary Range (National Average): $42,000 to $48,000
Growth: Growth
Education Level: Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.
Additional Training/Education: Employers strongly prefer applicants with at least a master's degree in operations management science. Courses in computer sciences, economics, mathematics, statistics and experimental design are essential.
Recommended Skills:
  • Weighing out the options in a situation or a problem and logically choosing the best course of action.
  • Paying attention to what other people are saying, and taking time to understand the points being made.
  • Using mathematics and/or statistics to solve problems.
  • Ability to identify a problem, review related information, develop and evaluate options, and implement a solution.
  • The ability to understand complex written paragraphs, instructions, or reports.
  • Using logic to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Composing and communicating your ideas in written form.
Recommended Values:
  • Gaining the respect of others by the nature and/or level of responsibility of your work.
  • Having a routine job where the duties are very predictable and not likely to change over a long period of time.
  • Being able to decide on how to get something done without significant direction from someone else.
  • Having a level of income that will afford you with luxuries, and which will allow you to become financially independent.
  • Create new ideas, programs, things, or anything else not previously developed by another person.
 

* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .

* For New York salary data information .

* For New York green job information .

Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.

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