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101+ Careers in Aging

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101+ Careers in Aging

Administration

Aging Services Administrator
Human Resources Manager
Information & Referral Specialist
Meal Site Operation
Outreach
Personnel Assistant
Planning/Policy Development
Program Analyst/Evaluator
Program Director
Program Specialist
Public Relations
Social and Human Service Assistant
Urban Planner
Volunteer Administration
Volunteer Management

Financial and Legal Services

Attorney (generalist)
Career Planner
Certified Compliance Professional
Certified Financial Planner
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant
Certified Guardian
Conservator
Daily Money Manager
Elder Law
Elder Mediator
Estate Planner
Financial (fiduciary) Gerontologist
Fraud Prevention
Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Counselor
Insurance Sales and Service
Legal Assistant
Senior Real Estate Specialist
Retirement Planner
Senior Move Manager
Tax Accountant
Victim Advocate

Fitness/Wellness

Cancer Exercise Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Fitness Trainer
Hydrotherapy
Nutrition Counseling
Physical Therapy
Recreational Therapy
Retreat/Wellness Spas
Swimming Coach/Instructor
Wellness Coach
Yoga or Tai Chi Instructor

Health Care Services Continuum

Activity Director
Acupuncturist
Adult Day Care
Adult Foster Home/Residential Care Facility
Alternative Medicine
Art Therapist
Assisted Living
Audiologist
Bio gerontologist
Certified Dementia Practitioner
Cancer Exercise Specialist
Certified Infusion Therapist
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant
Certified Medical Assistant
Certified Nursing Assistant
Dentistry
Diagnostic Imaging Technician
Diabetic Educator
Dietician
Disability Management Specialist
Environmental Geriatrician
Geriatrician
Geriatric Care Manager
Geriatric Case Manager
Geriatric Ophthalmologist
Geriatric Optometry
Geriatric Pharmacist
Geriatric Psychiatrist
Geriatric Social Worker
Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
Geropsychologist
Grief Counselor
Health Education
Herbalist
Health Screening
Horticultural Therapist
Hospice
In–home Services
Licensed Practical Nurse
Long Term Care Administration
MPH (Public Health)
MSW (Social Work)
Massage Therapist
Medical Records
Memory Care
Music Therapist
Naturopath
Occupational Therapist
Ophthalmologist
Optometrist
Orthotic and Prosthetic Specialist
Patient Representative
Pharmacy Technician
Physical Therapist
Podiatrist
Registered Nurse
Recreational Therapist
Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
Respite Care
Senior Care Pharmacist
Skilled Nursing Care
Speech Therapist
State Tested Nursing Assistants
Substance Abuse Program Administrator
Substance Abuse Counselor
Thanatologist

Housing and Home Modification (to support Independent Living)

Aging-in-Place-Specialist (NAHB)
Architect
Certified Eden Alternative Associate
Cohousing Coordinator
Engineer
Home Modification Specialist
Home Security
Interior Design
Home (Safety) Inspector
Home Organizer Consultant
Resident Manager
Retirement Housing Professional
Senior Housing Administration
Weatherization Specialist

Intergenerational Activities

Adopt-a-Grandparent
Environmental Conservation
Intergenerational Childcare
Intergenerational Education
Intergenerational Childcare
Intergenerational Programs
Intergenerational Specialist
Intergenerational Theater

Leisure and Recreation

Dance Instructor
Event Planner
Parks and Recreation
Golf/Tennis Coach
Health Professional Travel Companion
Master Gardening
Theater Productions
Voice Teacher

Miscellaneous Gerontology Career Options

Academic Gerontologist
Advocacy
Adult Education/ Teacher
Assistive Technology Specialist
Certified Senior Advisor
Chaplain
Corporate Gerontologist
Demographer
Diversity Trainer
Documentarian
Educational Gerontologist
Ethnogeriatrician
Ethnographer
Genealogist
Grant Writer
Historian
Learning Therapist
Life Coach
Life Stories
Lobbyist
Marketing Director
Media Personality
Mediator
Ombudsman
Personal Historian
Religious/Spiritual Gerontologist
Research
Retail Operations (age-specific targets)
Senior Adult Minister
Senior Publications
Specialty Apparel
Techno-Gerontology-gerontechnology
Transitions Manager
Personal Care and Services
Animal Assisted Therapy
Communal Living Coordinator
Companion
Cosmetology
Elder Dating Service
Fashion Consultant
Elder Cohousing
Elder Dating Service
Hair Stylist
House Sitting
Image Consultant
In-Home Art Instruction
In-Home Spa Services
Personal Shopper
Personal Trainer
Pet Care
Pet Therapy

Travel and Transportation

Bus Driver
Cruise Lines
Driver Education & Safety
Special Needs Transportation
Tour Guide
Travel Agent
Workplace Issues
Employee Assistance Program-EAP
Employment Specialist
Ergonomics Assessment
Industrial Psychologist
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

On Our Blog
Shining at the 2016 GAEA Conference
Members of the CCPE team gather for a group photo after winning several awards at the GAEA Conference.
We were recognized with five awards at the 2016 Georgia Adult Education Association (GAEA) Annual Conference held at the Brasstown Valley Resort. The three-day event provided leaders and practitioners in the field of adult and... read more ❯

Why I Chose Gerontology
Gerontology Grads 2015
“In 2011, the Baby Boom generation, people born from 1946 to 1964, began to turn 65.” That’s the first sentence of the Census Bureau’s latest report on aging, which goes on to describe a growing elderly... read more ❯

Occupational Trends
56% Growth

Services for the elderly and disabled is Georgia’s 3rd-fastest growing job industry with a growth of 56% since 2008.

88.5 percent

By 2050, Americans aged 65 and older is projected to be 88.5 – more than double that of 2010.

Need

There are only 127 certified geriatricians in Georgia against a need for 442 based on the elderly population.

Statistics

Older adults account for one-quarter of all doctor’s visits, one-third of all hospital stays, and more than one-third of emergency medical responses.