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At a Glance

Careers in Aging

By 2050, 20% of the U.S. population will be age 65 or older, an increase from 12% in 2000. That means it's more important than ever to be prepared to live and work in a world where older adults will affect every facet of life. Because an Aging Studies degree is multidisciplinary, careers in aging can be found in several industries, including social services, health care, government, academia, non-profit, business and industry.

Careers in Aging Week takes place in April each year.

Graduates of the UIndy Center for Aging & Community's Aging Studies program currently work in the following fields:

  • Senior fitness
  • Community health programs
  • Community planning
  • Social work
  • Architecture
  • Higher education
  • Personal care for seniors
  • Senior foster care

Other career possibilities in the field of aging include:

  • Estate and financial planning
  • Elder law
  • Volunteer management
  • Human resources
  • Housing and home modification
  • Chaplain

Check out these resources:

Careers in Aging, website sponsored by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)

The Many Faces of Aging in America, a film about aging sponsored by the National Council on Aging.