Office of Aging Studies: Careers in Aging

By 2030, it is expected that 20% of the U.S. population will be age 65 and older. This growth indicates a growing need for a workforce that is knowledgeable about the social and health needs of older adults and their families.

There are expanding career opportunities in aging in a variety of fields including direct service provision, advocacy, administration, program planning and evaluation, education and training, marketing, product development, and financial planning.



Watch the video produced by the National Council on Aging: The Many Faces of Aging, to understand more about gerontology and the needs of aging.

The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education maintains a website with information about careers in aging; click here for information.

The Gerontological Society of America provides a list of current career opportunities for individuals with advanced degrees; click here to access this information.

For more information about the educational opportunities in gerontology at East Carolina University, click on “Gerontology Minor” or “Graduate Certificate” on the menu below or contact the Office of Aging Studies.

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