Westfield State College
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Mathematical Careers in Operations Research

Mathematics is an important part of the field of Operations Research. A mathematicians in this field uses his/her mathematical knowledge to improve the efficiency of business operations in our communities. By using models, he/she can represent certain problems which enbables him/her to figure out the optimal, or close to optimal, solution to the problem with the aid of these models.

A mathematician of this type also depends on his knowledge of computer science, economics, and engineering skills. An Operations Researcher has joint degrees in these subject matters, so someone looking to go into this field should make sure to involve these areas into their education.

Some informative descriptions of what the job of a mathematician in the field of Operations Research entails can be found from the following sources: