Why Study Gerontology?
In the 21st Century Americans are not only living longer, but also represent great diversity in needs and interests. Unprecedented growth is projected in all service providing industries, and almost limitless opportunity exists for the development and delivery of new products and services.
More than a single profession, Gerontology provides a specialist overlay to any profession serving our aging population. Many states are expected to experience dramatic workforce shortages, in existing as well as emerging professions. In addition to Health Care, demand will be great for qualified applicants to work in Financial and Legal services, Leisure, Travel, Hospitality, Fitness and Wellness pursuits, among others.
By Most Accounts, Careers in Aging Are Going To Be Among the Next Big Things in the 21st Century Workplace.
For a detailed listing of job options, see 101+ Careers in Aging.
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