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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $69,900.00
Average Time to Fill 37 days
Typical Education Master's Degree
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,334
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 29.03 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze business or organizational operating practices or procedures
Perform SWOT analysis
Interpret psychological test results
Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Interpret charts or tables for social or economic research
Analyze employment and personnel data
Employ basic business mathematical formulas
Analyze financial data or information
Analyze business, operational, or management reports
Apply mathematical principles or statistical approaches to solve problems in scientific or applied fields
Determine appropriate methods for data analysis
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Perform market segmentation analysis
Conduct industry or market analysis
Analyze social or economic data
Analyze engineering data
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Perform cost benefit analysis
Conduct financial or regulatory audits
Analyze data to identify or resolve operational problems

Thinking Creatively

Design talent readiness or succession plans
Integrate job classification structure into human resource management systems
Develop management control systems
Develop employee handbook
Develop records management systems
Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws
Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Design human resource management performance metrics
Design data processing systems
Design computer modeling or simulation programs
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Evaluate technology and communication infrastructure
Forecast consumer behavior
Evaluate significance of historical data
Evaluate office operations
Evaluate manufacturing or processing systems
Evaluate prototype software
Evaluate company recruiting needs
Identify employee learning needs
Evaluate equity and debt financing options
Evaluate capital projects
Evaluate business or management strategies

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Business Administration
Staff Management
Customer Service
Data Warehousing
Process Improvement

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