Operations Research Analysts

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
33%
risk level
POLLING
36%
Based on 79 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
23.2%
by year 2032
WAGES
$83,640
or $40.21 per hour
Volume
117,880
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
7.3/10

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Automation risk

33% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

User poll

36% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 33% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Operations Research Analysts will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Sentiment

The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)

Growth

Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Operations Research Analysts' job openings is expected to rise 23.2% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

High paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Operations Research Analysts' was $83,640, or $40 per hour

'Operations Research Analysts' were paid 74.0% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 117,880 people employed as 'Operations Research Analysts' within the United States.

This represents around 0.08% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Operations Research Analysts'.

Job description

Formulate and apply mathematical modeling and other optimizing methods to develop and interpret information that assists management with decisionmaking, policy formulation, or other managerial functions. May collect and analyze data and develop decision support software, services, or products. May develop and supply optimal time, cost, or logistics networks for program evaluation, review, or implementation.

SOC Code: 15-2031.00

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Comments

Ian (Low) says
The computer programming/technical work is half or less of this job's function, and successful OR analysts must work closely with other business partners
May 08, 2023 at 03:54 PM

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