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Careers in Aging

Learn about careers in aging through these resources. Click through to explore.

Grabinski, C. J. (2014) 101+ Careers in Gerontology. New York, NY: Springer
"How do you know if a career in gerontology is right for you? What opportunities exist in the field? ...The book describes five emerging gerontology-related fields, updates already existing job profiles including salary scales, and includes many new careers and their education A step-by-step educational roadmap to help undergraduate and graduate students find a career in aging. requirements. New interviews are replete with advice and job search tips. Surprising additions to the list of career profiles include financial planner for elders, custom clothier, health coach, social or cultural historian, travel/tourism specialist, senior theater director, and many others."

Gerontological Society of America (GSA)  - Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)

GSA offers several resources where you can learn more about careers in aging - including Careers in Aging, a database of resources that also contains information on the annual Careers in Aging Week, and AgeWork, a database of current job offerings. AGHE is a GSA unit focused on promoting aging education and developing global leaders in education. Explore AGHE resources and faculty - student support opportunities. Established in 1960, GSA's Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization (ESPO) provides students with opportunities to be actively involved in the field of gerontology.

ESPO Resources 

American Psychological Association (APA) Office on Aging and Committee on Aging (CONA)
"The goal of CONA is to advance psychology as a science and profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare by ensuring that older adults, especially the growing numbers of older women and minorities, receive the attention of the Association". CONA has developed a variety of resources which provide information about a range of aging topics and career paths (e.g., fact sheets, guides, articles, etc.).

Exploring Careers in Aging
A web resources developed by CONA that offers a step-by-step educational roadmap to help undergraduate and graduate students find a career in aging.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook
This publication released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides information about the employment outlook, work  environment, and median salary for a variety of career paths, including careers related to aging.

Reports on Careers in Aging

Learn About Careers in Aging (pdf)
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education

Life Plan for the Life Span (pdf)
American Psychological Association

It's Your Future (pdf)
APA Office on Aging

Careers in Professional Geropsychology (PowerPoint)
APA Professional Geropsychology

Experience Exciting Careers in Social Work and Aging (pdf)
John A. Hartford Foundation