Decision scientists help groups, organizations, and individuals make better decisions. They also conduct studies and provide suggestions to improve the decision-making process. Decision scientists have an interdisciplinary background in organizational and human psychology, other behavioral sciences (such as sociology and social and cultural anthropology), economics, mathematics, management science, business management, design thinking, data science, artificial intelligence, and other fields.
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Decision scientists earned average salaries of $118,687 in 2021, according to GlassDoor.com.
Earnings for decision scientists range from $60,000 to more than $175,000, according to a review of salary offers for jobs that were listed on LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, and at other job-search sites.
Employers offer a variety of benefit packages, which can include any of the following: paid...
Decision scientists work in business offices, which are clean and well-lighted and feature the latest computer technology. They may have the option to work from home some of the time. Some decision scientists travel to different locations to gather information, attend meetings, tour their organization’s facilities, and meet with experts.
The U.S. Department of Labor (USDL) does not provide an employment outlook for decision scientists, but it does offer a prediction for the related career of operations research analysts, who use complex mathematical and analytical methods to help solve a variety of issues. Employment for operations research analysts is projected to increase 25 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the ave...