Demographer Conducts Population Census

Demographers are population specialists who collect and analyze vital statistics related to human population changes, such as births, marriages, and deaths. They plan and conduct research surveys to study population trends and assess the effects of population movements. Demographers work for government organizations as well as at private companies across the country.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Perform statistical analyses of populations; make projections and predictions; interview people; and create reports
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Sociology
Experience Internship or prior experience with statistical research and analysis helpful
Personality Traits
  • Curious
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
  • Information Management
  • Math
  • Research
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Demography Consultant
  • Professor of Demography
  • Market Analyst
  • Population Statistician
  • Demographer