Operations research analysts are in demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 27 percent increase in the number of OR analysts from 2012-2022, or 19,500 new jobs. In Illinois, the growth is expected to be even higher, at 31 percent. Illinois employs the fourth-largest number of OR analysts of all states, and the Chicago area employs the third-largest number of all U.S. cities. OR analysts in the Chicago area earn an annual mean wage of more than $86,000. The IIT Master of Science in Computational Decision Science and Operations Research is well positioned to take advantage of this growth in demand for operations research analysts, nationally and in the Chicago area.