An operation research analyst solves complex organizational problems through the use of advanced mathematical and analytical means. You are responsible for the collection and organization of data like sales histories or customers' feedback. You also have to examine and analyze the obtained information to decipher an effective way to deal with problems. A research analyst makes use of simulations, predictive models, and various statistical analyses to come up with practical business solutions. You have to regularly write reports to communicate your analysis and recommendations to your managers and the company's executives.
The least educational requirement for this role is a Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, management science, or any other related field. Although, some employers might prefer higher degrees like Masters. You need to have exceptional presentation skills in addition to good written and oral communication skills. It is also important that you are a critical analyzer and a problem solver. The average annual salary of an operations research analyst is $86,200.