Gerontology - Aging Services Professional Career Outlook

Percent Employed

60%

Employed

 

Northwood Tech 2020-2021 Graduate Follow-Up Survey

Employed in Related Field

67%

Employed in a Related Field

 

Northwood Tech 2020-2021 Graduate Follow-Up Survey

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$31,198 - $93,853

Range of Yearly Salary

2020-2021 Wisconsin Technical College system (WTCS) Program Snapshot Report (this statewide data may or may not include Northwood Tech graduates responses) 

 

 

 

Careers

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

"This is a program that focuses on a period of life that everyone will contend with in some way or another. It offers solutions, tools and resources for personal and community growth for the region." 

Elizabeth N., Gerontology - Aging Services Professional graduate

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