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.

Quick Facts
Duties Perform statistical analyses of populations; make projections and predictions; interview people; and create reports
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Sociology
Experience Prior experience with statistical research and analysis
  • Computer
  • Math
  • Research
Personality Traits
  • Curious
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Demography Consultant
  • Professor of Demography
  • Market Analyst
  • Population Statistician
  • Demographer

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