One major, endless possibilities:
If you want to study all aspects of human aging, from the larger perspective of society to the special perspective of the older person, then you will be interested in this program. Study the physical, psychological and social aspects of aging.
For more information, visit the Department of Gerontology website.
Skills You Will Develop
What are the Career Possibilities?
- Policy Analyst
- Care Facility Administrator
- Adult Care Centre Assistant
- Geriatric Health Care Attendant
- Project Co-ordinator
- Retirement Planner
- Community Nursing
- Senior Centre Worker
- Geriatric Activities and Wellness Co-ordinator
- Rehabilitation Support Worker
- Speech & Communications Specialist
- Research Assistant
- Home Care Consultant
- Nutrition Consultant
- Geriatric Care Implementation Specialist
- Health Region Specialist
- Resident and Clinical Care Educator
- Volunteer Co-ordinator
Potential Work Environments
You can advance your career in any work environment because you can build skills, gain experience and develop networks in a variety of settings, and locations. What if you are unable to land a position in your preferred career in your work place of choice? What else could you do and where could you add value to your potential career? You need not always aim for big corporations or government departments. Consider working in small to medium business and non-profit organizations. Your experience may help you get a clearer view of your preferred future, and along the way you are likely to acquire some interesting experience.
- Academic & Educational Institutions
- Care Facilities
- Health and Social Services
- Non-government organizations
- Small Businesses
- Personal Services
Related Professional Associations and Sites of Interest
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Career Development and Work Search Resources
Occupational & Career Information
Whether you know what you want to do or you haven't yet made up your mind, you should take action to increase the odds of making choices that will benefit you. To help you get started, click the link below to learn about your "dream" career and other careers you may want to consider. Who knows, while exploring these resources you may broaden your knowledge about what's out there and open the door to other career possibilities. What you'll notice is that there is no one plan rather a range of options.