Gerontology for Professionals Career Outlook

Upon completion of the Gerontology for Professionals certificate you will be well prepared to use your knowledge, skills and abilities to work with older adults in a variety of positions in diverse settings such as:

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

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