Where Europe lives, in 14 lines of R Code - Via Max Galka, always a great source of interesting data visualizations, we have this lovely visualization of population density in Europe in 2011, created...
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I recently graduated from college and am considering going to graduate school to study Operations Research because it is a subject I really like. There's something strangely satisfying about improving the real world with mathematical models. However, I am conflicted about what kind of career path a masters in OR would put me on. In an admittedly naive way, I want to use my education to improve our society. I think that OR can be better applied to many social services to improve efficiency. However, are there currently opportunities like this available? It seems like most of the job market (at least in the US) is for market analysis...something I don't know I'd want to devote my life to, not that there's anything wrong with that.
There is an issue of Interfaces coming out about the sort of thing I'd be interested in doing--"Doing good with good OR", but the contributors so far are all academic. Is this the main option for this kind of research? I would hate to spend two more years getting a masters degree, only to find out that the kind of job I'm looking for doesn't really exist.
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"[T]he next generation of the Microsoft Office system will definitely contain all of the functionality that developers and power users expect from VBA."None of this is breaking news if you're on the lookout for it, but if you're an academic director paying close attention to the relevance of your course/project work it's certainly a current issue.
Job Description: Use principles and theories of science and mathematics to solve problems in research and development, and to help invent and improve products and processes.
Very happy: 51.0%
Median salary (research scientists): $72,435
Industrial engineersSo we have some frustrating moments (a lot of them, actually), but when it works according to design, it puts a big smile on my face. :)
Job Description: Design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes.
Very happy: 48.4%
Median salary: $61,729