Career Profiles: Gerontology

CSULB Department of Health Care Administration

Gerontology, the study of aging, is an interdisciplinary field that examines the biological, psychological, and social aspects of the aging process from middle adulthood through later life. The study of gerontology prepares students to work with and on behalf of diverse older individuals and their families.

Students with a background in gerontology are trained in direct service provision, program planning and evaluation, policy, leadership, management and administration, advocacy, education and training, and research. The CSULB Gerontology Program is dedicated to improving the lives of aging adults in California and around the world.

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Career Possibilities:

Additional experience and/or education may be required

  • Advertising, Marketing & Business
  • Care Management
  • Counseling
  • Educational Programs
  • Grant Writing
  • Health Education
  • Hospitality & Food Service
  • Job Placement Services
  • Mental Health
  • Nursing & Geriatrics
  • Program Planning & Evaluation
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Speech & Communication
  • Technology & Assistive Devices
  • Volunteer & Intergenerational Activities

Where Employed:

  • Academic and educational institutions
  • Care management and/or administration
  • Government agencies at the federal, state or local level
  • Industrial and business settings
  • Long-term care residential or community settings
  • Non-profit agencies and organizations
  • Voluntary and professional associations

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