By 2050, 20% of the US population will be age 65+, an increase from 12% in 2000. This increase in the numbers of older adults makes it imperative that we be prepared to live and work in a world where an aging demographic of baby boomers and beyond will affect every facet of life.
Available careers in aging exist across several industries including social services, health care, government, academia, non-profit, and business and industry.Check out these resources:
Careers in Aging, website sponsored by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
Creating Elder-Friendly Communities, a podcast by Sandy Markwood, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, that includes discussion about the types of aging professionals needed in creating elder-friendly communities
The Many Faces of Aging, a video produced by the National Council on AgingWant more information?
Click here to request the brochure “Careers in Aging: Opportunities and Options” and more information about the online educational opportunities from the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community.