BS Math BYU
“BYU’s math department launched me on a very exciting career in operations research – the application of mathematics to business management.”
“I deal with the modeling, mathematical theory and algorithmic aspects of inventory control, production planning, production scheduling, forecasting and capacity management. It has been fascinating to work with a mixture of very small, very large, and medium-sized companies.”
Operations research analysts are involved in top-level strategizing, planning, and forecasting. They use advanced techniques from mathematics, science, and engineering to make better decisions and to solve problems. These analysts help to allocate resources, measure performance, design production facilities and systems, manage the supply chain, set prices, coordinate transportation and distribution, and analyze large databases. They also have been used in wartime to effectively deploy radar, search for enemy submarines, and get supplies to where they are most needed.
Low End Salary: $43,520/yrMedian Salary: $78,630/yrHigh End Salary: $132,500/yr