Powerful Geography
Director of Population Research Center

Director of Population Research Center

Director of Population Research Center


Main Topic: Human Geography
Secondary Topic: Places and Regions 

Overview: Population changes require persistent planning and maintenance. Population research includes budgeting, supervision, outreach, and strategic planning. Demographic analysis and forecasting can help cities and regions plan for expected changes in population characteristics which can help inform new and necessary projects, policies, and procedures. Population research centers inform various facets of society including but not limited to Family Demography and Intergenerational Relationships; Education, Work, and Inequality; Population Health; and Reproductive Health. The director of a population research center is tasked with managing research teams and projects as well as securing funding. 

Geographers at work: Human Geographers, Social Scientists 

Recommended College Courses: Geographic Information Systems, Regional Geography, World Geography, Qualitative Methods, Cultural Geography 

Skills: demography, social geography, human geography, sociology, economics 

Occupation Group: Life, Physical, and Social Science

Learn more about Being a Director from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/survey-researchers.htm

Written by Christopher Hinojosa