Careers in Aging
Gerontology is one of the growth areas of the 21st century. More than 14 % of the population, or five million Canadians are over 65. That number will double in the next 25 years. That population bulge will have a big impact on the health care sector and a variety of companies and services as they begin to “gerontologize” products and services.
A graduate degree in Gerontology can lead to careers in policy and research in the public sector and NGO’s; academia; senior administration in care facilties; and more. Below is a list of jobs that graduates of our MA program have obtained. This will give you an idea of the broad range of career possibilities enabled by a Master's degree.
The PhD program was only launched in 2008 and, as the first cohort has not graduated yet, we do not have a comparable list of PhD graduate careers. Typically those with a PhD in aging go on to careers in academia and/or research for universities or in the public sector.
Here are a few examples of the current occupations of recent graduates of the MA program: