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Business Operations and Management Analysts

Business Management & Administration

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Work Environment

Business operations and management analysts normally work in offices although they sometimes study work that occurs outdoors.

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  • Median Military Salary This is the median, or the midpoint, of the salary range for this career.


    Military Salary Range Salary varies based on years of service, degree level, special pays, family status and location.

    $24,931 - $502,205


Business operations and management analysts apply business expertise to improve military operations. Using analytical tools and techniques, these analysts make recommendations to leadership about management techniques that can help reduce waste and inefficiency. They study current operations and organizations, identify and analyze problems, and develop alternative solutions to present to leadership.

Military Training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Business operations and management analysts may have an education in business management or finance. Job training for business operations and management analysts primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various training environments. Like other officers they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities military structure and etiquette traditions and leadership development. Job-specific training content may include:

  • Management engineering techniques
  • Methods of statistical analysis
  • Internal review and analysis techniques
  • Systems analysis procedures
  • Organizational planning

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing
  • Interest in collecting and analyzing data
  • Interest in solving problems

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