Careers in Aging

What follows is a list of just some of the career opportunities in the field of aging.  As the population ages, more and more career opportunities will continue to be created.

Administration:

Aging Services Administrator
Human Resources
Information & Referral Specialist
Volunteer Management

Financial and Legal Services:

Career Planning
Certified Financial Planner
Conservator
Elder Law
Fiduciary Gerontologist
Fraud Prevention
Senior Real Estate Specialist

Fitness/Wellness:                                                                                     

Fitness Trainer
Hydrotherapy
Nutrition Counseling
Physical Therapy
Recreational Therapy
Retreat/Wellness Spas
Swimming Coach/Instructor
Wellness Coach
Yoga or Tai Chi Instructor

Health Care Services Continuum: 

Art Therapy
Adult Day Care
Adult Foster Home/RCF
Alternative Medicine
Assisted Living
Alternative Medicine
Audiologist

Housing and Home Modification (to support Independent Living)

Aging-in-Place-Specialist
Architect
Engineer
Home Safety Auditor
Home Security
Interior Design
Organizer

Intergenerational Activities:

Adopt-a-Grandparent
Environmental Conservation
Intergenerational Childcare
Intergenerational Theater

Leisure and Recreation:

Dance Instructor
Event Planner
Parks and Recreation
Golf/Tennis Coach
Master Gardening
Theater Productions

Miscellaneous Gerontology Career Options:

Advocacy
Chaplain
Corporate Gerontologist
Demographer
Diversity Training
Documentarian
Ethnographer

Personal Care and Services:

Communal Living Coordinator
Companion
Cosmetology
Elder Dating Service
Fashion Consultant
Pet Therapy

Travel and Transportation:

Bus Driver
Special Needs Transportation
Tour Guide
Travel Agent

(Source: Linda Wiener, Aging and Workforce Consultant)

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