BS Math BYU
“BYU’s math department launched me on a very exciting career in operations research – the application of mathematics to business management.”
“I deal with the modeling, mathematical theory and algorithmic aspects of inventory control, production planning, production scheduling, forecasting and capacity management. It has been fascinating to work with a mixture of very small, very large, and medium-sized companies.”
Operations research analysts are involved in strategizing, planning, and forecasting. These analysts help to allocate resources, identify and define business problems, collect and organize information from a variety of sources, measure performance, design production facilities and systems, manage the supply chain, set prices, coordinate transportation and distribution, and analyze large databases. They also have been used in wartime to effectively deploy radar, search for enemy submarines, and get supplies to where they are most needed. Most operations research analysts in the federal government work for the Department of Defense, which also employs a large number of analysts through private consulting firms.
Low End Salary: $42,070/yrMedian Salary: $74,630/yrHigh End Salary: $130,210/yr