Careers in Gerontology

Pairing your degree with a minor or certificate in gerontology and/or a certificate in leadership in aging services will help to prepare you for a career in the aging services industry.

Skilled Nursing Care Facility

  • Assistant administrator
  • Director of nursing
  • Nurse case manager
  • Nursing shift supervisor
  • Post-acute rehabilitation PT, SLP
  • Health and wellness instructor
  • Registered dietitian
  • Social services designee
  • Admissions coordinator
  • Life enrichment coordinator

Continuing Care Retirement Community/Assisted Living Community

  • Executive director
  • Wellness clinic nurse
  • Dining services supervisor
  • Sales/admission coordinator

Senior Social Services Agency

  • Senior ombudsman
  • Senior services community caseworker
  • Intake coordinator

Home Care/Hospice Agency

  • RN case manager
  • RN admissions/intake coordinator
  • Staffing scheduler/coordinator

Senior Center

  • Director
  • Activities coordinator

Mental Health

  • Coordinator/specialist for day care program
  • Psychiatric social worker
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist


  • Dietitian
  • Instructor of nutrition

Product/Service Consumption

  • Financial planning consultant
  • Travel agent/tour guide

Recreation/Social Activities

  • Activities specialist
  • Senior center director

Contact Us

Yujun Liu, Ph.D.
Wirtz Hall 157

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