With an educational background in gerontology, there are many different settings in which you can work. These settings include but are not limited to: community centers, human service organizations, non-profit organizations, religious institutions, health care organizations, the long-term care industry, local, state, and federal government, as well as educational, business, financial, and legal institutions.
There are opportunities to work directly and indirectly with older adults. Some of our graduates have gone on to: develop programing for senior centers, counsel, advise and be case workers for older adults, provide direct care or other services to older adults in their homes or long-term care settings. Many work for organizations that provide support to older adults and their families. Other students have become researchers and teachers, engaged in advocacy and service planning for the aging population. Some also work in product development targeted at older adults.
There are many resources for finding more information about careers in aging.