Careers in Gerontology

Gerontology is the study of aging and older adults.  Students of gerontology study not only physiological changes that occur in aging, but also social roles, normative expectations, attitudes and beliefs, stereotypes, and policy, health and economic issues which define the aging experience.  Some choose to major in gerontology and enter the field.  Others recognize that changing demographics require an understanding of older adults and choose to minor.  Please check these Discipline Specific Fliers to learn how Gerontology can complement your particular field of study.

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  • Each year in April, the Gerontology Program at UNC Charlotte, the Gerontology Club and our chapter of the Sigma Phi Omega (SPO) host an event to celebrate Careers in Aging week. This annual event is intended to bring greater awareness and visibility to the wide-ranging career opportunities in aging and aging research.
  • Exploring Careers in Aging is a site that includes a listing of nearly 200 jobs associated with aging, with links to over 130 related organizations and articles by guest experts working in popular careers in the field.
  • The Gerontological Society of America's Agework Website is your key to jobs in aging.