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7. Operations Research Analyst

Job: Operations Research Analyst
Median annual salary: $48,233

Growth rate: 17% in the mathematics occupation

We’ve all heard about the emergence of “big data,” but operations research analysts are the ones who will interpret it and make use of it.

This fast-growing position is an important one, especially as better technology requires competent analysts to help them squeeze the most important information out of tons of data, in order to help executives make better business decisions. The analysts are essential for collecting the best data and using it to make recommendations to identify problem areas and develop solutions.