Census takers will interview household residents and update address lists. Applicants who are hired will attend paid training before beginning work.
Prior to the census, census takers used maps and address lists to determine if the addresses are correct. Next, they will visit households that haven’t responded to the census, speaking with residents and using electronic devices (such as smartphones and tablets, issued by the Census Bureau) to collect census data.
Number of Positions: Hundreds of thousands
Hours: Schedules are flexible and dependent on the area. Many of the positions require availability to work in the evenings and on weekends.
Location: Work is done in the field.
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