Careers

The following organizations can provide information when searching for a career in aging:

AgeWork Career Center

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education

Aging careers and professional organizations

Gerontological Society of America

 

Related professional organizations include:

American Psychological Association

American Association of Social Workers

Career examples

With the growing market of the aging baby boomers, careers in gerontology are diverse and rewarding. The following are some of the careers that involve working with the aging:

Activity director

Adult day care coordinator

Aging services administrator

Animal assisted therapist

Architect/construction/design

Assistive technology specialist

Audiologist

Biomedical engineers

Business and entrepreneurial

Certified senior adviser

Counselor

Dietitian

Education (continuing/lifelong)

Elder family mediator

Elder law attorney

Estate planner

Family therapist

Financial planner

Fitness trainer

Geriatric case manager

Geriatric opthamologist

Geriatric optometrist

Geriatric pharmacist

Geriatric psychiatrist

Geriatrician

Gero-psychologist

Grant writer

Grief counselor

Health care and wellness

Health educator (CFLE)

Hospice care provider

Hospital discharge coordinator

Human resources

Human services

Intergenerational programming

Interior designer

Legal, state, policy work

Leisure services administrator

Long-term care administrator

Market research analysts and specialists

Marriage and family therapists

Massage therapist

Medical scientists

Meeting, convention, and event planners

Mental health counselors

Music therapist

Nurse practitioner

Occupational therapist

Ombudsman

Patient representative

Personal care aides

Physical therapist

Prosthetic specialist

Recreational therapist

Researcher

Senior adult minister

Social worker

Speech therapist

Technology

Thanatologist

Travel agent

Volunteer coordinator