Operations Research Analysts (15-2031)

Occupation description:  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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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 7979 0.02 35
United States 114,000145,300 27.42,700 4,90010,730

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 43.5623.4030.18 40.7854.1767.69
Alaska 35.8819.5822.60 32.0043.1651.30
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 35.4218.9021.62 27.2441.7661.68
Balance of State 36.6721.7230.86 38.2544.8448.89

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
8611 12.854.3 37.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation18
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation14
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 47
Number of job position postings 9
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.2

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Science Management MS