Careers and Outcomes in Gerontology

Careers in Gerontology

Serve a growing demographic

The gerontology program at Missouri State provides an interdisciplinary foundation for professional development in many careers in aging:


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Careers in education

  • College university instructor
  • Retirement counselor
  • Workshop/seminar instructor or organizer
  • Caregiver support group coordinator
  • Gerontology program coordinator

Careers in social services

  • Social services case manager
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Senior employment counselor
  • Adult day care center caregiver
  • Homebound shoppers program director
  • Activities/recreation director

Careers in business or finance

  • Pension advisor
  • Investment counselor
  • Pre-retirement coordinator
  • Editor of a publication for seniors
  • Legal advisor to the aged
  • Travel and leisure programs
  • Gerontology consultant

Careers in the field of health

  • Geriatric nurse
  • Home health aide
  • Hospice professional
  • Speech therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Recreational therapy

Careers in administration

  • Nursing home administrator
  • Senior center director
  • Senior housing project manager
  • Home health services coordinator
  • Foster grandparent coordinator
  • Director of social services
  • Ombudsman program coordinator