Decision Technologists


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Decision Technologists

Decision Technologists - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Most operations research analysts who work for the federal government work for the armed forces. In addition, many analysts in private industry work on projects related to national defense.

Major employers:

  • Professional, scientific, and technical service companies
  • Finance and insurance companies
  • Federal, state, and local government agencies

People trained to be operations research analysts often have different job titles. These include operations analyst, management analyst, systems analyst, and policy analyst.

Outlook

Demand for this occupation is expected to grow significantly. Companies use operations research analysts to help improve productivity and reduce costs. For example, analysts will be needed to help businesses improve their manufacturing operations and logistics. Operations research analysts will continue to be needed to provide support for our nation's military.

Job openings will also occur as people retire from this occupation.

Operations Research Analysts (CIS 100396)

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Illinois
6,664
Large
&
28.0%
5.8%
>>>>
629
High
  Champaign Area
70
Medium
&
30.0%
7.0%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
62
Medium
&
21.0%
5.0%
>>>>
5
Few
  Cook County
3,235
Large
&
30.1%
5.6%
>>>>
313
High
  Decatur Area
47
Medium
&
31.9%
7.0%
>>>>
5
Moderate
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
200
Medium
&
32.0%
9.7%
>>>>
20
Moderate
  Du Page County
1,103
Large
&
28.5%
5.4%
>>>>
104
High
  Edwardsville Area
49
Small
&
20.4%
5.1%
>>>>
4
Few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
22
Small
&
40.9%
7.0%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
52
Medium
&
25.0%
5.2%
>>>>
4
Few
  Lake County
483
Large
&
32.3%
8.6%
>>>>
49
High
  McHenry County
63
Medium
&
33.3%
6.8%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
47
Medium
&
19.1%
6.8%
>>>>
4
Few
  Northwest Illinois Area
72
Medium
&
23.6%
3.6%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
433
Large
&
30.7%
7.3%
>>>>
42
High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
41
Small
&
26.8%
4.3%
>>>>
4
Few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
128
Large
&
32.0%
5.7%
>>>>
13
High
  Rockford Area
118
Medium
&
29.7%
7.6%
>>>>
12
Moderate
  Shawnee National Forest Area
13
Very small
&
46.2%
2.4%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Springfield Area
92
Medium
&
26.1%
4.7%
>>>>
8
Moderate
  St Louis-Belleville Area
95
Medium
&
31.6%
6.4%
>>>>
9
Moderate
  Vermilion County
18
Small
&
33.3%
4.9%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Will County
154
Medium
&
32.5%
9.1%
>>>>
16
Moderate
United States
105,100
Medium
&
24.9%
3.7%
>>>>
9,600
Moderate
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.