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Considering a career in gerontology? Here are some possible careers you might consider!

Where professionals in aging work:

  • Human service, community, and religious organizations
  • Long term care facilities, and health care
  • State, local and Federal government agencies including the aging network
  • Retirement communities
  • Research and academic settings
  • Professional, business and industry

Specific Careers Include:

  • Retirement Counselor
  • Pre-retirement Trainer
  • Adult Educator
  • Coordinator of Day Centers
  • Case Manager
  • Recreation and Fitness planner or coordinator
  • Coordinator of Educational Programs
  • Home care coordinator
  • Staff trainer
  • Coordinator of Volunteers
  • Supervisor of homemakers
  • Day care Administrator
  • Respite care coordinator
  • Research assistant
  • Researcher
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Program evaluator
  • Consultant on age-related programs
  • Independent manager or advisor in a variety of Geriatric and Gerontology endeavors
  • Family substitute worker

For more information regarding Graduate School Programs and Careers in the field of Gerontology and Geriatrics please see