Week 9: Careers In Aging

A major component of Week Nine will be to discuss careers in gerontology.

  1. Review the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) website (Links to an external site.) and click on the “Career Resource Center” icon.
  2. Research two careers in aging that are attractive to you OR two general careers that are attractive to you that have a heavy gerontological component.  (If you prefer,  research thru google after reviewing  the AGHE website.
  3. Be prepared to discuss the above.
  1. Questions

In Week Nine, share with the class the two careers that you investigated. Are you more or less inclined to pursue one of these careers after having researched it?  What are several of the most positive and most negative aspects of the careers that you researched?   Are you likely to pursue a career in aging?  Are you likely to help implement an aging-related component to a career that you pursue that is not primarily a field in aging?

Please refer to the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) web site in the future for updated information on careers in aging and other important topics and issues in gerontology.