Jobs in Emerging Areas. Some aging studies specialists work outside the boundaries of traditional professional fields. Several thousand professionals have earned degrees in aging studies/gerontology, and most have found jobs that do not require certification or licensing. Examples include entrepreneurs, geriatric care managers, marketing specialists, program planners, and trainers.

Employment settings for Aging Studies Specialist:

  • Academia
  • Adult Day Care
  • Aging research & policy institutes
  • Assisted Living Communities
  • Advocacy Groups
  • Case Management
  • Community organizations
  • Counseling
  • Elder Law
  • State and Government Agencies
  • HMOs
  • Hospitals
  • Lifelong health programs
  • Long Term Insurance Companies
  • Marketing
  • Mental Health
  • Older adult housing
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Religious Organizations
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Transportation

Professional Organization for Careers in Aging