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Where can gerontologists work?

Gerontologists work in hospitals, independent living and long-term care facilities, clinical practices, counseling centers, hospice services, home health services, research universities and community and government agencies. Some also manage or serve as consultants to healthcare facilities or private companies geared to the needs of older people. They often travel to treat patients at home, assess living conditions and meet with caregivers and family members.

Examples of Job Opportunities Available for Master of Science in Gerontology Graduates

  • Aging-related non-profit organization manager
  • Adult Day Program Coordinator
  • Aging & Adult Services Manager
  • Continuing Care Retirement Community manager
  • Director of Area Agencies on Aging
  • Educational Gerontologist
  • Lifelong Learning Specialist
  • Geriatric Care Manager
  • Grant Writer
  • Home Care Agency Administrator
  • Interior Designer – Gerontology specialization
  • Ombudsperson
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Research associate
  • In-Home Services Program Director, County Commission on Aging
  • Strategic Policy Analyst/Advisor
  • Volunteer Program Coordinator
  • Director of Senior Center
  • Assisted Living Manager
  • Nursing-home administrator

Examples of Job Opportunities Available for Gerontology Certificate Students

  • Geriatric audiologist
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Geriatric social worker
  • Elder law attorney
  • Geriatric nurse
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Registered Dietician
  • Speech-language pathologist
  • Clinical psychology
  • Geriatric pharmacist