Demography as a Career Choice

Ranjan K Baruah
Demography or population studies, is a systematic study of the population and engaged with concerns like population characteristics, growth, and other changes. It examines variables like birth, fertility, health, death, migration, ageing, etc. In simple terms it studies different aspects related to population.
Demographers have been a vital part of public policy formulation as they gather and analyse population data and make essential information available for policies. Census and survey offices, public health professionals, planning professionals are few options available for experts in the area of demography.
Courses include under graduation, post graduation as well as Ph D and aspirants may choose this area after passing senior secondary or after graduation. Career options includes Demographers, Assistant Professorship, Professorship, Consultants with International Organisations like Work Bank and the United Nations, United Nations Population Fund (UNPF),
Market Researchers, Biostatisticians, Evaluation Specialist, Public Health Professionals, Education Professionals, Family Health and Welfare Professionals, Community Planners, Government Officials in Census and Statistical Organisations, etc .
Ø Fulbright Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships 2023-24 is an initiative of the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) for Ph.D./master's degree holders.
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