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Operations Research Job Prospects

Money Magazine and salary.com have a ranking of 166 job titles, based on salary and job prospects. I was happy to see “College Professor” as the second best job (good salary, good growth, lots of freedom). Having Operations Research Analyst mired in roughly 120th place (out of 166) was less fun to see. The salary for the field is good, but job growth was relatively low. Still, OR Analyst beat out mathematician, economist, physicist, librarian and many other seemingly appealing fields.