Gerontology - Aging Services Professional Career Outlook

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Gerontology - Aging Services Professional program graduates will be well prepared to use their knowledge, skills and abilities working with older adults in a variety of positions in diverse settings such as: 

  • Community, Non-Profit and Government Agencies
  • Counseling Centers
  • Adult Care
  • Senior Centers
  • Home Health Care and Assisted Living
  • Long-term Care, Nursing Homes and Group Homes
  • Hospitals
  • Hospice
  • Business and Industry
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Aging Services Provider

Aging Services Providers create partnerships with organizations and the community to support older adults in their residency of choice. They provide information to older adults and caregivers and help them to navigate a variety of Federal, State and local systems. They assist older adults and caregivers by understanding and applying any eligible services that are needed using holistic, strengths-based approaches. 

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Dementia Care Specialists/Provider

Dementia Care Specialists/Provider provide information, assistance and support to individuals and family caregivers.

Potential Job Titles:

  • Aging Services Provider
  • Advocacy Specialist
  • Geriatric Care Specialist
  • Dementia Care Specialist/Provider
  • Benefits Coordinator
  • Client Navigation Specialist
  • Activity/Recreation Coordinator
  • Housing/Transportation Specialist
  • Program Planner
  • Private Service Provider

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Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Gerontology - Aging Services Professional, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Hear From Graduates

"My time in the Gerontology program has gone above and beyond what I ever could have expected. I have learned so much in topics related to the aging population. The confidence and skill I have gained is invaluable and has changed my life and my career for the better. I look forward to using what I have learned to care for my future patients, and to continue to educate myself on topics relating to older adults with the skills and foundation I have gained in my classwork." 

Kaylee J., Gerontology - Aging Services Professional graduate


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