Operations Research Analyst Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 114,000 Operations Research Analysts in the United States. The Operations Research Analyst job market is expected to grow by 27.5% between 2016 and 2026.

Operations Research Analyst Employability Rating

B+ Sokanu rates Operations Research Analysts with a B+ employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 35,100 Operations Research Analysts. That number is based on 31,300 additional Operations Research Analysts, and the retirement of 3,800 existing Operations Research Analysts.

Supply of Operations Research Analysts

The Operations Research Analyst industry is concentrated in California, Texas, and Virginia.

Operations Research Analyst Job Market by State

State name Employed Operations Research Analysts
California 12,670
Texas 11,400
Virginia 9,200
Illinois 6,200
New York 5,450
Florida 4,920
Maryland 4,060
Ohio 4,000
Massachusetts 3,900
Arizona 3,810
Pennsylvania 3,090
Washington 2,950
Georgia 2,800
Minnesota 2,590
New Jersey 2,580
North Carolina 2,570
Michigan 1,710
Tennessee 1,480
Connecticut 1,410
Wisconsin 1,360
Kentucky 1,290
Indiana 1,230
Missouri 1,230
Oregon 1,150
Utah 1,120
Nebraska 1,000
Delaware 960
Colorado 940
South Carolina 930
District of Columbia 840
Iowa 810
Kansas 780
New Hampshire 680
Alabama 670
Arkansas 600
Oklahoma 460
Louisiana 450
Rhode Island 430
Idaho 330
Maine 300
New Mexico 290
West Virginia 270
Nevada 260
Hawaii 230
Mississippi 220
Alaska 120
Montana 120
North Dakota 90
Puerto Rico 80
Vermont 70
South Dakota 30

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