101+ Careers in Gerontology©

Where to Find the 21st Century Jobs for Working with Older Adults

Prepared by Linda Wiener

Portland Community College  2004

For specific information about many of these job options, visit the 101+ Careers section at http://businessandaging.blogs.com/ecg/101_careers_in_aging/ . Nearly half of the entries are linked to detailed job descriptions or relevant professional organizations.

Activity Director 
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 Management
Attorney (generalist)  
Bill Payer 
Career Planning 
Certified Financial Planner  
Conservator    
Daily Money Manager
Elder Law
Estate Planning
Financial Gerontologist 
Funeral/Mortuary Services  
Fraud Prevention
Home Equity Conversion Mortgage
Counselor
Insurance Sales and Service
Senior Real Estate Specialist
Registered Financial Gerontologist
Retirement Planning
Reverse Mortgages
Senior Move Manager
Tax Accountant
Fitness Trainer 
Hydrotherapy 
Nutrition Counseling
Physical Therapy
Recreational Therapy
Retreat/Wellness Spas
Swimming Coach / Instructor
Wellness Coach
Yoga or Tai Chi Instructor
Art Therapy
Long Term Care Administration
Adult Day Care MPH (Public Health)
Adult Foster Home/Residential Care 
MSW (Social Work)
Alternative Medicine 
Massage Therapy
Assisted Living
Medical Records
Audiologist
Memory Care
Counseling/Psychiatry 
Music Therapy
DDS 
Naturopath
Diagnostic Imaging Technician Occupational Therapy
Dietician 
Optometry/Ophthalmology
Geriatric Care Manager 
Personal Physician Advocate
Geriatric Case Manager 
Pharmaceutical Contradiction Auditor
Geriatrician Pharmacy Technician
Gerontological Nurse Practitioner 
Physical Therapy
Geropsychologist 
Podiatrist
Grief Counselor 
Registered Nurse
Health Education 
Recreational Therapy
Health Screening 
Registered Health Information Spec.
Hospice 
Respite Care
In-home Services 
Skilled Nursing Care
Licensed Practical Nurse 
Speech Therapist
Substance Abuse Counselor
Aging-in-Place Specialist (NAHB) 
Architect 
Engineer
Home Security 
Interior Design 
Home Safety Auditor
Organizer
Remodeling
Resident Manager
Retirement Housing Professional
Weatherization

Adopt-a-Grandparent 
Environmental Conservation 
Intergenerational Childcare

Intergenerational Programs
Intergenerational Theatre
Volunteer Management
Cruise Lines 
Dance Instructor
Event Planner 
Parks and Recreation 
Golf/Tennis Coach 
Master Gardening
Theater Productions
Tour Guide
Travel Agent
Voice Teacher
Communal Living Coordinator
Companion 
Elder Dating Service 
Fashion Consultant
Hair Stylist 
House Sitting
In-Home Art Instruction
In-Home Spa Services
Makeup Specialist
Personal Shopper
Pet Care
Pet Therapy
Personal Trainer

 

Driver Education & Safety 
Special Needs Transportation 
Shopping
Tour Bus Driver
Employee Assistance Program-EAP (Eldercare, counseling, I&R, etc.)

Ergonomics Assessment

Industrial Psychologist
Academic Gerontologist
Advocacy 
Adult Education/Teacher 
Certified Senior Advisor
Corporate Gerontologist
Demographer 
Diversity Training 
Documentarian 
Educational Gerontologist 
Ethnographer 
Grant Writer 
Historian 
Learning Therapist
Life Coach
Life Stories
Lobbyist
Marketing Director
Media Personality
Mediator
Ombudsman
Research
Retail Operations (age-specific targets)
Senior Publications
Specialty Apparel
Techno-Gerontology-gerontechnology
Transitions Manager
 
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