Welcome to Exploring Careers in Aging
For over 50 years, the U.S. has been preparing for an aging society. The number of Americans age 55 and older will almost double by 2030 – from 60 million today (21 percent of the total US population) to 107.6 million (31 percent of the population).
Exponential growth is expected in all service providing industries, and almost limitless opportunity exists for the development and delivery of new products and services. By most accounts, careers in aging are going to be among the next big things in the 21st Century workplace. Equal challenge and opportunity exists for students of gerontology, and those academic institutions and other workforce entities that train them for these new careers in aging.
The Exploring Careers in Aging workbook presents a unique career management process and was developed to help first time job seekers, career changers or social entrepreneurs take charge of their work life.See 101+ Careers in Aging for a sample listing of job options.
"While conducting research for internship ideas and opportunities in the field of Gerontology, The Exploring Careers in Aging book was a very useful tool for me. I hope more universities will consider the possibilities of incorporating this learning tool into their internship programs, for both site and distance learning students."
Candace Brown, MA in Gerontology
University of Southern California
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