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Career Resources by Discipline/Major

Gerontology

What can I do with this Discipline/major?

Common Career Titles for Gerontology from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Health Educators
Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists
Psychologists
Rehabilitation Counselors
Social and Community Service Managers
Social and Human Service Assistants
Social Workers
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

 

Other Job Titles
Administrator for State Agency on Aging
Adult Protective Services Representative
Environmental Designer
Geriatric Aide
Geriatric Assessment Coordinator
Geriatric Care Manager
Geriatric Consultant
Geriatric Program Director
Geriatric Nurse
Geriatric Physician
Geriatric Social Worker
Gerontology Program Coordinator
Home Health Aide
Manager of Senior Housing
Nursing Home Activities Director
Patient Advocate
Personal Care Attendant
Program Manager of Assisted Living Facility
Senior Citizens Center Director
Senior Services Program Coordinator
Visiting Nurse

Additional Resources - Careers in Gerontology

Vault Downloadable Guides

  • Career Launcher: Health Care Providers
  • Career Launcher: Health Care Management
  • Vault Career Guide to Health Care Management
  • Vault Guide to Nursing
  • Vault Career Guide to Social Work

Follow these instructions to download the guides listed above:

  1. Log in to Vault.com (The first time you log in, you will need to follow the "New to Career Insider?" instructions. You must use your TU email address to create an account
  2. Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
  3. Click on "All Guides (A to Z) and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
  4. Click the "View Guide" button to access the guide


Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources.


TU Gerontology Program Internship Coordinator: Dr. Emiko Takagi

 

Research/Internship Opportunities:

Careers and Jobs

Sample Resumes and INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

The sample resumes are provided for your information. We encourage you to look at the resume sample for your major in addition to the other samples that are included in our resume sample database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions for all candidates, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the Interview Skills section of the Career Center’s Web site. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

  • Tell me a bit about your program of study.
  • What would you say are the most pressing issues in providing community-based services for older adults?
  • Tell us a little about your philosophy in balancing safety vs. risk?
  • How comfortable are you in helping concerned family members to better understand the needs of their loved one?
  • Our seniors are very active. What type of new programing ideas do you have to attract new residents?
  • We rely on the assistance of volunteers. Tell me about how you would go about recruiting and increasing the number of volunteers working with our center?
  • Describe how you would supervise a groups of volunteers.

Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.

 

 

The Career Center
7800 York Road Building, Suite 206 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call to schedule an appointment.
Express Hours Fall and Spring Semester: Monday – Thursday, 1 - 4 p.m.
(No appointment needed for 15-minute consultation)

Phone: 410-704-2233
Fax: 410-704-3459
E-mail: careercenter@towson.edu


Gerontology Program

Academic Advising

Study Abroad

Career Mentor Database

Related Student Groups



Related resources: gerontology book cover


Learn more about careers in gerontology by visiting the career resource library.



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