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

Major employers:

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

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)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



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Illinois
5,140
Medium
&
21.7%
2.4%
>>>>
482
Moderate
  Champaign Area
50
Very small
&
18.0%
-0.9%
>>>>
4
Very few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
54
Very small
&
27.8%
1.2%
>>>>
6
Very few
  Cook County
2,533
Medium
&
20.0%
0.6%
>>>>
232
Moderate
  Decatur Area
34
Very small
&
23.5%
5.5%
>>>>
4
Very few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
179
Small
&
22.9%
2.5%
>>>>
17
Very few
  Du Page County
778
Medium
&
22.6%
3.3%
>>>>
74
Few
  Edwardsville Area
42
Very small
&
19.0%
5.5%
>>>>
4
Very few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
19
Very small
&
15.8%
-2.1%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
38
Very small
&
23.7%
5.8%
>>>>
4
Very few
  Lake County
326
Medium
&
26.4%
1.9%
>>>>
33
Very few
  McHenry County
50
Very small
&
24.0%
2.9%
>>>>
4
Very few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
39
Very small
&
30.8%
1.0%
>>>>
4
Very few
  Northwest Illinois Area
55
Very small
&
14.5%
2.6%
>>>>
4
Very few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
367
Medium
&
18.5%
-1.9%
>>>>
33
Few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
38
Very small
&
15.8%
-1.1%
>>>>
4
Very few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
107
Small
&
27.1%
-1.8%
>>>>
11
Very few
  Rockford Area
103
Small
&
12.6%
0.9%
>>>>
9
Very few
  Shawnee National Forest Area
10
Very small
&
40.0%
-2.3%
>>>>
0
None
  Springfield Area
73
Small
&
23.3%
0.0%
>>>>
7
Very few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
67
Small
&
19.4%
-1.7%
>>>>
6
Very few
  Vermilion County
11
Very small
&
36.4%
-3.0%
>>>>
0
None
  Will County
110
Small
&
19.1%
4.1%
>>>>
10
Very few
United States
104,100
Medium
&
24.6%
7.7%
>>>>
10,200
Few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.