Main Topic: Human Geography
Secondary Topic: Places and Regions
Overview: Demographers study the makeup, distribution and trends of a population- particularly areas such as births, deaths and immigration. They collect statistical data, analyze the data for trends and predict future trends. Many times, demographers work for the government, but some are employed as market analysts for private companies. Geographers make natural demographers because the core concepts of demography (birth rate, death rate, ext.) are taught as introductory human geography concepts. Geographers are trained to not only to collect large amounts of data, but to analyze in spatially as well.
Geographers at work: Human Geographers, GIS Specialists
Recommended Courses: Population Geography, Quantitative Methods, Regional Geography
Skills: Data analysis, statistical analysis, geographic information systems (GIS), population geography, working with census data.
Occupation Group: Life, Physical, and Social Science
Learn more about Geographers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/geographers.htm#tab-1
Written by Kaleigh Shuler