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Considering a career in gerontology? There are so many rewarding aspects to working with the elderly. The population pyramid shows that this is the largest group in society. That means a lot of jobs needed to provide support for them and their communities. Here are some possible careers you may not have considered!

Programs in Aging are offered at many schools. For a list of programs go to National Directory of Educational Programs in Gerontology and Geriatrics.

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 additional information regarding Graduate School Programs in the field of Gerontology and Geriatrics see